Having caused and whipped up a petrol panic buying frenzy, the media have been delighting in blaming Brexit for the cause of the "shortage" (panic buying demand exceeding supply).
As and when this "shortage" resolves itself, as it will (given that there is a finite capacity in people's petrol tanks), the media will do its best to create a panic buying frenzy of other products in the run up to Christmas.
As each media manufactured "crisis" hits the headlines, the media will cite the HGV driver shortage (which is global) exacerbated by Covid and Brexit. However, what the media has thusfar chosen to ignore is the fact that there are 54K applications for HGV licenses languishing unprocessed in the DVLA.
The DVLA says there are more than 54,000 applications for HGV licenses that are still awaiting processing. Once again, shambolic government and poor civil service management, procurement and processes are creating a crisis.— James Melville (@JamesMelville) September 29, 2021
-Covid work at home procedures
-industrial action by PCS causing huge backlogs within the DVLA, and disrupting it "normal" operations.
It would be nice, for once, if the media instead of pursuing a political agenda actually did some unbiased reporting for once!