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Advocates of a no-deal Brexit should be left to staff fuel pumps - Hazzard

10 January, 2019 - by Chris Hazzard




Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said that advocates of a no-deal Brexit should be left to staff petrol pumps and explain the disaster of a no-deal Brexit. 

Chris Hazzard was responding to a letter seeking civil service volunteers to manage fuel distribution at filling stations in the event of a serious fuel shortage in the face of a no-deal Brexit.

Chris Hazzard said: 

"Civil servants have received letters asking them to volunteer to act as fuel monitors as part of contingency planning for an emergency fuel shortage. 

"Workers are being asked to police the supply of fuel in the event of a chronic shortage. 

"In the event of serious fuel shortages after a no deal Brexit scenes at filling stations could become fraught and tense and it should not be left to volunteer civil servants to police such situations. 

"The advocates of a no-deal Brexit should be left to staff the pumps and explain the disaster of a no-deal Brexit.”

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