Army to deliver food to shops!

Muck Spreader

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Limousin
Federation of Wholesale Distributors is saying that the shortage of lorry drives due to Brexit and covid is now so acute that the army should be put on standby to deliver food to shops!

 

bobk

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Location
stafford
Federation of Wholesale Distributors is saying that the shortage of lorry drives due to Brexit and covid is now so acute that the army should be put on standby to deliver food to shops!

Never had you down as a daily mailer ..... oh the irony .
 

arcobob

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Norfolk
Never had you down as a daily mailer ..... oh the irony .
Whatever suits the agenda. :eek: Government infrastructure is in a parlous state with the DVLA and the NHS working at odds and furlough encouraging people, including large swathes of upper echelon NHS employees, to avoid work. Everybody is sick to death of shirkers hiding behind covid as an excuse not to go to work. Wake up government, they are taking the p1ss.
 
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Nithsdale Farmer

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Livestock Farmer
The average Briton could go 7 days with no grub and they would probably be healthier for it! When I'm minister for health we'll have national starvation week once a year. With any luck I'll bankrupt fudging greggs at the same time.

Careful lad. Hunger Days will quickly turn into Hunger Games 🤣






Mind you, if it means I can befriend Jennifer Lawrence... May the odds ever be in my favour
 
Careful lad. Hunger Days will quickly turn into Hunger Games 🤣






Mind you, if it means I can befriend Jennifer Lawrence... May the odds ever be in my favour
I've seen a real life version of the Hunger games before. Got lost in the Mendips once. Was surrounded by a gang of savages, luckily I had my emergency sausage roll to chuck out the window. Kept em occupied until I could whip my truck in reverse and get out of there.
 
I was talking to a machinery delivery driver .. saw the French plates for wide loads on his vehicle.

He says he's never been busier doing deliveries on the Continenent and vice versa. Eastern European firms are not trusted to deliver cargos post Brexit - he mentioned having paperwork in order, certificates, insurance, MOT etc. Seems as though those who only do half a job are being weeded out due to border checks.

He was quite happy with the result. Better job and safer for everyone.
 

Martin Holden

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Grassland Exhibitor
Location
Cheltenham
Federation of Wholesale Distributors is saying that the shortage of lorry drives due to Brexit and covid is now so acute that the army should be put on standby to deliver food to shops!

Predictable post. Always looking for the negative. Glass half empty type of mindset. What a shame to live life in this environment
 
Rate of what? wage or per mile/job/day etc?

I saw Flip Flops coming in Living the dream driving 44-ton 6x4 units to landfill waving their finds from the shite around like a trophy back in the day at not much more than minimum wage... 10 in a 4 Bed house at 100 quid a week each.

After a while the odd ones were reporting themselves to Vosa.... You'd see them howling between jobs with blown tyres on an 8x4 hook lift.... No English and Scared Stiff of the dream breaking


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Pay a better rate and freight will move, try to keep rates low and hauliers just won't bother hauling it.
Its feck all to do with Brexit, countries all over the world are having similar problems at the moment.
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Lowland1

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Mixed Farmer
I've seen a real life version of the Hunger games before. Got lost in the Mendips once. Was surrounded by a gang of savages, luckily I had my emergency sausage roll to chuck out the window. Kept em occupied until I could whip my truck in reverse and get out of there.
As long as they didn’t want to make you ‘squeal like a pig’ you’d have been fine.
 

Muck Spreader

Member
Location
Limousin
Predictable post. Always looking for the negative. Glass half empty type of mindset. What a shame to live life in this environment
I keep asking what the positives are and nobody will tell me. The only positive I've got working here is the fact that the UK as the main anti farmer country is now out of the EU. But its small consolation to all the red tape that Brexit has foisted on expats in Europe.
 

Widgetone

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May already be happening
saw a spread out 2 mile convoy near Thetford yesterday morning, about seven Police 4x4s, at least two navy blue Police trucks ( looked like armoured ) and several unusual Army curtainsiders.
Any ideas what they could be?
 

Could a ‘Meat Tax’ be on the cards in the UK?

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The latest machination coming from the so-called ‘opinion formers’, who seem to have the ear of government advisors in London, is the introduction of a ‘Meat Tax’ at consumer level.

This approach, it is argued, would have the combined impact of reducing meat consumption levels (I can really see the health benefits coming through now), while also helping to reduce the overall carbon footprint of production agriculture.

What absolute drivel! In my opinion, none of this makes sense at any level. This is a scurrilous and unfounded attack on livestock farming in this part of the world.

Yet, it has to be taken seriously. I make this point because economists at Rothamsted Research have already crunched the numbers where the introduction of a ‘UK...
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