It would seem that Britain’s government is planning for the worst. It has asked supermarkets to start stockpiling some food to guard against possible shortages should a number of strikes throughout the food delivery chain eventuate but most crucially by hauliers.
The plans are still only at the discussion stage but Tesco are reported to have played a key role in the talks aimed at safeguarding the supply of basics such as milk, bread, meat and newspapers (what no tea? don’t panic!!) should disruptions to any food deliveries occur.
Up until the 1990’s (remember them?) the government itself stockpiled some foodstuffs in secret grain sheds under civil contingency plans.
Government now relies of supermarkets themselves to stockpile in times of potential risk.The hauliers are expected to strike in protest at the rising cost of fuel and fuel duty.
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