Soldiers begin to alleviate chaos in British gas stations

Hours before the announced, the first British soldiers intervened since Sunday to alleviate the chaos in the country's gas stations. The so-called STAIN oper

Soldiers begin to alleviate chaos in British gas stations

Hours before the announced, the first British soldiers intervened since Sunday to alleviate the chaos in the country's gas stations. The so-called STAIN operation -with 200 military involved in the transport and supply of fuel- started after ten days of endless queues by vacancies left by more than 50,000 distributors of distribution (mainly Eastern Europe immigrants who have returned to their country For the double impact of Brexit and the pandemic).

Ultimately Sunday, The Daily Mail offered the snapshot of three uniform soldiers and with reflective jackets, accompanying a fuel transport truck and participating during an hour and a half in the supply to storage tanks in a gas station in New Forest , In Hampshire County.

It is estimated that a hundred soldiers will from Monday to the flywheel of the delivery trucks and many others will participate in the support work. "Although the situation is stabilizing, our armed forces will be there to fill vacancies, support the industry and help move the country," said Secretary of Defense, Ben Wallace.

From the start of the crisis, the soldiers traveled along with civilians to the heavy vehicle controls and were trained to move on to action. Last Friday, the "Premier" Boris Johnson gave the approval of the unusual "deployment" of the army to alleviate the supply crisis, which has coincided with the boot of the Annual Conference of the Conservative Party in Manchester.

Although the situation has improved in some parts of the country, and it has barely felt in Scotland and Northern Ireland, the lack of fuel has created "an absolutely horrible crisis" in London and the Southeast of England, in the words of Brian Madderson, president of the Association of Oil Retailers (PRA).

Madderson thanked the support of the soldiers, but warned that this temporary solution is not to the "panacea" for the supply problems that affects the sector and that has caused not only the "drought" in hundreds of gas stations, but the irregular and shiny rise. of the price of gasoline and diesel in many service stations.

In Declarations to the BBC, the "Premier" Boris Johnson recognized Sunday that the supply crisis is due to the fact that the British economy is going through "a period of adjustment" after Brexit. "When people voted for the change in 2016 and again in 2019, it voted for the end of the British economic model that leaning on low salaries, low labor qualification and low productivity, and what we are doing is to leave all that behind "He warned Johnson.

"What we can not return to the old and worn economic model, have uncontrolled levels of immigration and leave people with low wages," the "Premier" stressed, which extended his accusing finger on the meat sector, which has alerted on The imminent sacrifice (and subsequent incineration) of up to 120,000 pigs that await shift in the farms due to lack of personnel in the slaughterhouses and the processing plants.

The tensions between the British Government and the entrepreneurs have gone to more in the last hours, especially as a result of the statements of the Foreign Secretariat, Liz Truss, during an act in the Conference "Tory" in Manchester: "Do not throw us The fault for what I can pass at Christmas. We are not in a controlled economy, so the Prime Minister is not responsible for what happens in stores. We live in a free market economy, and this sure that the products will be Delivered to the stores ".

Updated Date: 03 October 2021, 17:38

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