Taxi driver begs ‘ridiculous’ Britons to stop panic buying petrol ‘We have no money!’

Fuel crisis: Taxi driver calls on Brits to stop panic buying

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The devastated co-owner of Salford Taxi Transfers, Stuart Ryan, told GB News that his company will also no longer be able to offer the vital services to assist disabled people and school children if Britons carry on storming forecourts to fill up on fuel as he highlighted the detrimental impacts the panic at the pumps is having on businesses and lives.

The furious taxi river slammed: “Without them [taxi drivers] being on the road that means they have got no money to take home!

“Which means they could be low on food at the end of the week for them.”

The Salford-based driver went on to slam how it is “ridiculous” that people are queuing up for fuel in the way they have been for the past few days.

He said: “I know people need fuel but you don’t need to queue.

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“Fuel can get to the stations and it can stay with stations if you don’t fuel up.”

The taxi driver continued as he pleaded with Britons just to take “what you need” and cut out the panic buying as it is going to start impacting people’s livelihoods.

But in an eye-opening moment, he claimed to have seen some drivers flagrantly disregarding fuel rationing and filling their cars to the brim with no care for others.

Shortages of HGV drivers have caused supply chain issues with garages up and down the country forced to close down due to shortages of fuel.

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But the news caused panic among the public who have been rushing to petrol stations to fill up their cars.

Now, petrol stations are reporting shortages in diesel and unleaded with the Government assuring there is no shortage in fuel.

The government’s comments come despite Boris Johnson putting the British Army on standby to help deliver fuel and monitor garages as Britain descends into a panic at the pumps.

But Armed Forces figures have warned it will take at least a week for the Army to be ready and learn how to drive the type of lorries required to deliver petrol.

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While Co-op manager in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, Steve Smith, also shared his shocking experiences of abuse at the hands of the public and told Britons on his local Facebook page he would not accept it.

He wrote: “It’s with great sadness I post this but due to incidents today I feel I have to.

“May I remind you verbal abuse will not be accepted to any of my colleagues…

“Is there a shortage of fuel? Simply no, it’s a shortage of drivers across the UK.”

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