How not to prevent panic buying?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17533151
I'm afraid our beloved leader has dropped another cajone here! I guess he meant to try and stop the morons panic buying but in effect I fear it encouraged just that. Do you think this will have the intended effect of "By all means fill up but donl't go mad"?
12:48 Wed 28th Mar 2012
 
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Thought *exactly* the same. Shouldn't be allowed out by himself!
//No need to queue but top up your tank.//
How? Osmosis? Wishfull thinking?
Would explain the queues out onto the road that I have just been weaving through.
Thus of course creating a shortage, when there would have been none, at least for 10 days.

However Maude advocates putting a potential bomb in the garage. This has nothing to do with politics but common sense.
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well to be fair I think people would have gone out and panic baought anyway, the PM just made it worse.
A bit too soon perhaps but if you csn get alot of cars filled up tgen tge garage will get replenished before the strike but the great thick public have already been panic buying so wont be buying tgat. It appears many garages do no filltheir tanks due to the costs so this will use all the cars as storage.
Nothing works as well to start panic buying as an official warning that there is ''no problem'' .
I remember an April fool joke in one of the 'Red Top' newspapers years back. It said that there was going to be a shortage of salt as the Siberian salt miners were going to strike. Within hours the supermarket shelves had been stripped of salt, some people were buying enough to last an average household 20 years !
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It seems I may have underestimated the PM YMB, if that's the plan then, genius!
Sorry I am late to this thread.

I've been out panic buying pastys.
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... decisions decisions ...
just first-class stamps for me, Gromit. They don't taste as good, obviously.
Probably just a ploy to drain the petrol stations of fuel before the summer rioting season. And the minimum drinks pricing means they cannot throw inflammable cocktails.

Which is just as well when the hosepipe bans make water cannon not an option.
Two years on, and this unelected Government haven't learnt a thing.
ha, very good.

I love Matt.
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Why are they unelected canary? People voted they won. What sort of system would you like?
I have filled up and spent around £700 on food in the past 2 days.

There is every need to panic and be prepared. Those that don't will be on here whinging they have no petrol/milk etc.

Some have clearly forgotten the previous strike and what happened there.
No panic buying here, we can't afford it.
I remember the previous strike/blockade. I live down the road from a petrol station. Although they ran out of petrol I don't recall them running out of milk.
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A bit too soon perhaps but if you csn get alot of cars filled up tgen tge garage will get replenished before the strike but the great thick public have already been panic buying so wont be buying tgat. It appears many garages do no filltheir tanks due to the costs so this will use all the cars as storage.//

Could someone please translate this for me.

W Ron.

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