Iain Duncan Smith

Senior Tory Blames ‘Fuel Crisis’ on the Lockdown and Bad Longterm Planning

As the so-called fuel crisis continued, the government has put the army on standby to deliver petrol and is recruiting foreign workers while critics blame Brexit. However, former Conservative Party leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith has blamed the coronavirus lockdown for slowing the processing of drivers’ licences and long-term planning failures by haulier firms and government.

An out of use sign is attached to a pump at an Esso petrol station in east London on September 24, 2021. - The UK government today urged the public against panic-buying as some petrol stations closed pumps due to a lack of lorry drivers to deliver fuel. (Photo by …