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Started by bossab2 on Oct 1, 2021 6:38:55 PM
HM Gov favours Germans to drive trucks !

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/oct/01/g
ermans-living-in-uk-urged-to-drive-lorries-to-ease-our-fuel-crisis


No mention of letters to Brits who also have older licences enabling them to drive a 7.5 tonne truck...

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browserbutton - 01 Oct 2021 18:57:13 (#1 of 86)

'a 1m-letter mass mailing'

"Take back control, Captain Mainwaring!"

bossab2 - 01 Oct 2021 19:00:50 (#2 of 86)

Dear Mr/Mrs German

Since we won the war you will drive our trucks !

NoobRomeo - 01 Oct 2021 18:09:36 (#3 of 86)

Are they offering Wales in exchange? I can't see the Germans falling for that again.

ReverendBlueJeans - 01 Oct 2021 19:21:33 (#4 of 86)

'Some men give their souls for the world, but for Wales?'

DesEsseintes - 01 Oct 2021 20:02:49 (#5 of 86)

I like Wales.

OK that is only half true.

I like South Wales.

Tadagee - 01 Oct 2021 20:04:09 (#6 of 86)

I'm half South Welsh, half North Welsh.

Definitely North.

Verdigris - 01 Oct 2021 19:06:23 (#7 of 86)

My mother is South Walian but I'm moving to West Wales.

DesEsseintes - 01 Oct 2021 20:11:12 (#8 of 86)

I don't know what it is about North Wales.

It's a bit like Lincolnshire. Gives me the creeps.

Though not as bad as Lancashire, obviously.

TommyDGNR8 - 01 Oct 2021 20:12:13 (#9 of 86)

Wales is an illusion. It hasn't existed since Atlantis.

moto748 - 01 Oct 2021 19:30:22 (#10 of 86)

Are only Germans considered up to the task? Has the govt reached out to the sturdy Dutch or Scandinavians?

Snarlygog - 01 Oct 2021 20:33:26 (#11 of 86)

Welsh Soc was the biggest at Plymouth Poly. All round good eggs all of them.

Snarlygog - 01 Oct 2021 20:35:15 (#12 of 86)

Chapel beats Kirk.

bossab2 - 01 Oct 2021 20:35:26 (#13 of 86)

The Germans stick to the rules.

Jacob_Richter - 01 Oct 2021 19:37:06 (#14 of 86)

Bed and breakfast ist good! Bacon and eggs, yes! I like to drive in England! - so shouted a jolly German truck driver who gave a lift to a hitch-hiking young me.

That is my German truck driver story.

InternationalVicar - 01 Oct 2021 20:50:06 (#15 of 86)

Baroness Vere is an expert commumicator. So much so, she chose to do an MBA instead of driving a lorry.

Impedimenta - 01 Oct 2021 19:57:02 (#16 of 86)

One 41-year-old German man, who, along with his wife, received a copy of the letter at their London home on Friday morning, told the Independent: “We were quite surprised. I’m sure pay and conditions for HGV drivers have improved, but ultimately I have decided to carry on in my role at an investment bank.

Nice bit of dry north European wit, there.

NoobRomeo - 01 Oct 2021 20:02:16 (#17 of 86)

Heh!

widenation - 01 Oct 2021 21:14:29 (#18 of 86)

"They Think It's All Dover" or something like that.

bossab2 - 01 Oct 2021 21:24:26 (#19 of 86)

Brits reduced to fuel despiration:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-58767230



A tanker driver has told how he was tailed by about 20 drivers who were dismayed to discover he was not transporting petrol.

Johnny Anderson, who drives for Weaver Haulage, was transporting 44 tonnes of mortar from Bilston, Wolverhampton, to a building site in Northamptonshire.

When he reached his destination, he saw a line of traffic backed up behind him.

"The man at the front... actually said 'You could have stopped and told us you weren't a petrol tanker," he said.

dottie30 - 01 Oct 2021 21:34:42 (#20 of 86)

This tailing of fuel tankers (or vehicles people think are fuel tankers) seems to be an awful waste of - well - fuel.

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