This is a very clever trick by the government to boost sales and obviously tax receipts.
The ministers knew damn well that if they said “Don’t panic!”, EVERYONE would panic so look what has happened? it is in every paper and the first thing that people will do is to fill up.
I had some builders around this morning and we had a chat about the so called petrol shortage. We live on the Isle of Wight that is ten miles long at its greatest, so why do people want to panic buy fuel on the island when they cannot go anywhere?