Mystic Coalition forsaw fuel shortage coming – Maude sparks panic in Waitrose
THESE are heady days for the UK’s jerry can industry. But already there are rumours that workers are demanding better working conditions. The jerry can strike has yet to begin, but should it drivers and other petrol enthusiasts are being advised to stock up.
You only need look at the Government warnings over fuel shortages to see what a Government warning can do to demand. Today jerry cans, tomorrow kettles, china cups and Tube Trains.
Francis Maude’s assertion that their would be a fuel panic was oddly prescient. Maude has yet to offer similar waning over jerry cans, but he was heard asking his wife why there was no “f***ing sparking water” in the “bloody fridge”.
Says one Waitrose employee: “We’re expecting a stampede.”