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this is bbc news. our headlines, top military leaders have been... afghans and foreigners tried to flee the taliban. the british army is on standby to take over the country's fuel crisis as more petrol stations run dry. the government is trying to reassure the public there are sufficient supplies. with more than 17,000 migrants having crossed the english channel this year, the uk government is threatening to withhold funding to french patrols but french officials say they. the patrols if that happens. the premiere of the james bond film is under way in london.
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hello and welcome to our look ahead at the papers. joining me this evening, sharon griffiths, education editor of the sunday times and the editor of the sunday times and the editor of the sunday times and the editor of essex life and cambridgeshire live news websites. welcome to you by. let's have a flick through some of the papers that are already in. problems with fuel supplies, still dominate many of the front pages tonight. pictures here of an apparent confrontation outside a filling
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station. pictures from the premier of the new james bond film. pictures on the front of the guardian. and a preview of keir starmer�*s speech at the conference. french authorities are accusing britain of rejecting three quarters of their applications to fish in waters around britain and claims that they are considering retaliatory action. a few months ago it happened injersey. the ft talks about concerns with the fuel problems, slowing down growth
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as inflation rises. also reporting on a warning that the united states could run out of money if the country's debt ceiling is not raised. right, let's start. welcome to you by. for days now, we have had the fuel crisis dominating front pages, that seems to be the case, still the ceiling. the metro, we have had our fill. i am ceiling. the metro, we have had our fill. iam not ceiling. the metro, we have had our fill. i am not sure how widespread these confrontations and skirmishes are but they have certainly been more than just a handful, haven't they? more than “ust a handful, haven't the ? , , ., ,, ., more than “ust a handful, haven't the? , .,., , they? yes, they appear to have been uuite a few they? yes, they appear to have been quite a few across _ they? yes, they appear to have been quite a few across the _ they? yes, they appear to have been quite a few across the country. - they? yes, they appear to have beenj quite a few across the country. some of them have been filmed and have appeared on television screens. 0ne particularly nasty one where a driver pulled out a knife on another driver pulled out a knife on another driver and a driver also ended up on the bonnet of the car. it has all been, you know, tempers are boiling over at the petrol stations. it is
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understandable because people have been queueing for hours, they have been queueing for hours, they have been turned away from stations that don't have any petrol, there are £30 limits on the amount of petrol you can put in. drivers have been turning up with water bottles to fill, which is really dangerous. it is really quite chaotic out there and it all comes down to this not a lack of petrol, but a shortage of hgv drivers to make sure that the petrol gets to the petrol stations and there was a steady supply. boris johnson is saying that the situation is stabilising but from the images we are seeing on our screens and reading about in our papers, it doesn't not like that.— reading about in our papers, it doesn't not like that. richard, it uts a doesn't not like that. richard, it puts a lot _ doesn't not like that. richard, it puts a lot of _ doesn't not like that. richard, it puts a lot of pressure _ doesn't not like that. richard, it puts a lot of pressure on - doesn't not like that. richard, it puts a lot of pressure on peoplej puts a lot of pressure on people serving in these petrol stations, what incidences have you had in your area? . ., , area? the main thing we have seen latel is area? the main thing we have seen lately is the — area? the main thing we have seen lately is the really _ area? the main thing we have seen lately is the really sad _ area? the main thing we have seen lately is the really sad stories - lately is the really sad stories around — lately is the really sad stories around people missing hospital appointments, we had a really sad case in _ appointments, we had a really sad case in cambridgeshire of a couple who ran _ case in cambridgeshire of a couple who ran out — case in cambridgeshire of a couple who ran out of fueljust before they
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-ot who ran out of fueljust before they got to— who ran out of fueljust before they got to a _ who ran out of fueljust before they got to a petrol station. we haven't seen _ got to a petrol station. we haven't seen many— got to a petrol station. we haven't seen many violent incidents in the area is_ seen many violent incidents in the area is my— seen many violent incidents in the area is my team report on but they have _ area is my team report on but they have been— area is my team report on but they have been sad stories of people saying _ have been sad stories of people saying they have missed their soul they are _ saying they have missed their soul they are worried they cannot get to theirioh _ they are worried they cannot get to theirioh as— they are worried they cannot get to theirjob as a care worker or they can't _ theirjob as a care worker or they can't see — theirjob as a care worker or they can't see a — theirjob as a care worker or they can't see a loved one who is not very— can't see a loved one who is not very welt — can't see a loved one who is not very well. one of the great things very well. 0ne of the great things about— very well. one of the great things about the — very well. one of the great things about the pandemic last year is that we saw— about the pandemic last year is that we saw a _ about the pandemic last year is that we saw a real appreciation of people who worked in shops and petrol stations. — who worked in shops and petrol stations, people who were helping to keep us— stations, people who were helping to keep us do— stations, people who were helping to keep us do going, and sadly, tempers have really— keep us do going, and sadly, tempers have really boils over and unfortunately people working in petrol— unfortunately people working in petrol stations are being subjected to not _ petrol stations are being subjected to not very pleasant exchanges and unfortunately in some cases, violence. _ unfortunately in some cases, violence, which is not acceptable at all. ~ �* ., , violence, which is not acceptable at all. with the i, boris johnson has come out today _ all. with the i, boris johnson has come out today to _ all. with the i, boris johnson has come out today to reassure - all. with the i, boris johnson has i come out today to reassure people that the situation is stabilising but they could be some problems with supply perhaps until christmas or after, and that seems quite reminiscent of wanting to save
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christmas this time last year, or just before, but let's not go back to that, it was all covid—macro related, of course. what you make this point that senior conservatives are saying that borisjohnson has done too little, too late? what is the political damage, potentially to the political damage, potentially to the government here?— the political damage, potentially to the government here? potentially, it is re the government here? potentially, it is pretty large- _ the government here? potentially, it is pretty large- the _ the government here? potentially, it is pretty large. the conservative - is pretty large. the conservative party conference starts on monday, and it starts overshadowed by this petrol crisis, which is not a good look for a government. i think the idea that he has done too little, too late is right. the road haulage association is saying that 100,000 drivers are needed, and only i think 5000 short—term visas have been promised to far drivers to dry and ease the crisis. it is not like it is enough. there is talk as well of bringing 150 army drivers in to try and ferry petrol to stations, but
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the numbers don't really seem to add up. it is look as though this crisis, this fuel shortage is going to be over by the weekend, whether — when the conservative party conference starts.— when the conservative party conference starts. , , ., conference starts. does this go back to the itrexit — conference starts. does this go back to the brexit debate _ conference starts. does this go back to the brexit debate and _ conference starts. does this go back to the brexit debate and split? - to the brexit debate and split? borisjohnson said he would get breaks done which meant all these things were pushed through pretty quickly and preparations were made. you would hope the people making major— you would hope the people making major decisions around brexit would have some — major decisions around brexit would have some foresight around the repercussions are not getting things plan things planned properly, and this petrol crisis is ridiculous, we should _ this petrol crisis is ridiculous, we should have been able to predict that we — should have been able to predict that we would need to put steps in place _ that we would need to put steps in place to _ that we would need to put steps in place to make sure they were enough lorry drivers _ place to make sure they were enough lorry drivers to get to feel stations, to make people — make sure people _ stations, to make people — make sure people could — stations, to make people — make sure people could fill up their cars. this— people could fill up their cars. this is— people could fill up their cars. this is a — people could fill up their cars. this is a brilliant moment for keir starmer— this is a brilliant moment for keir starmer because it is first address
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and an— starmer because it is first address and an opportunity for him to show that he _ and an opportunity for him to show that he is— and an opportunity for him to show that he is a — and an opportunity for him to show that he is a credible alternative and he — that he is a credible alternative and he has come out as spoken and said what— and he has come out as spoken and said what many people are saying, we should _ said what many people are saying, we should he _ said what many people are saying, we should be given extra support to key walkers, _ should be given extra support to key walkers, although mrjohnson is saying _ walkers, although mrjohnson is saying the worst of the situation is over, _ saying the worst of the situation is over. i_ saying the worst of the situation is over. idon't— saying the worst of the situation is over, i don't think we will be seeing — over, i don't think we will be seeing queues at petrol stations stopping, they will be going on for quite _ stopping, they will be going on for quite a _ stopping, they will be going on for quite a few days now m what has happened — quite a few days now m what has happened locally is to continue. there _ happened locally is to continue. there is— happened locally is to continue. there is potentially a shortage of certain goods in supermarkets as well because of the shortage of hgv drivers. boris in a battle to save christmas, that is the splash in the mail. but it doesn't really seem that many drivers on the continent want to come and work here anyway because the conditions aren't as good and they are not treated in the same way as perhaps they are in germany and elsewhere. industry leaders have _ germany and elsewhere. industry leaders have been _ germany and elsewhere. industry leaders have been saying - germany and elsewhere. industry
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leaders have been saying exactly| leaders have been saying exactly that, why would drivers on the continent want to accept these short three month visas to come and solve our crisis when then they have to go home? it is treating them as a second class citizens, kind of. another problem is it is notjust a shortage of hgv drivers that we have after brexit, we have a shortage of staff and hospitality industry, i think there are shortages in other areas as well. the care homes, there is a care home crisis looming. so, i think there are a lot of issues bubbling up and i think there are fears that this could be a really difficult and uncomfortable winter for everybody. difficult and uncomfortable winter for everybody-— difficult and uncomfortable winter for everybody. richard, supporters are brexit. — for everybody. richard, supporters are brexit. as— for everybody. richard, supporters are brexit, as was _ for everybody. richard, supporters are brexit, as was of— for everybody. richard, supporters are brexit, as was of the _ for everybody. richard, supporters i are brexit, as was of the government might say this is an opportunity. i might say this is an opportunity. i mean, after the christmas we had last year— mean, after the christmas we had last year where millions of peoples didn't— last year where millions of peoples didn't see — last year where millions of peoples didn't see their loved ones, we were
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already— didn't see their loved ones, we were already having a difficult year because _ already having a difficult year because of the awful effects of the pandemic— because of the awful effects of the pandemic but all the sudden announcement that came in after the tier system _ announcement that came in after the tier system and people not seeing their loved ones and making that hard addition to dip abide by the rules— hard addition to dip abide by the rules after a year of misery, the least _ rules after a year of misery, the least i _ rules after a year of misery, the least i think we can expect this year— least i think we can expect this year is — least i think we can expect this year is to— least i think we can expect this year is to try and have some level of normality and actually, this is going _ of normality and actually, this is going to — of normality and actually, this is going to worry a lot of people, thinking — going to worry a lot of people, thinking what i'll be going to do? when _ thinking what i'll be going to do? when i _ thinking what i'll be going to do? when i get enough petrol to drive and see _ when i get enough petrol to drive and see my loved ones? supporters are brexit _ and see my loved ones? supporters are brexit saying it is an opportunity, but it is chaos, as far as i opportunity, but it is chaos, as far as lam _ opportunity, but it is chaos, as far as i am concerned, at the moment. what _ as i am concerned, at the moment. what about— as i am concerned, at the moment. what about the psychology? the government are saying there is enough fuel in the uk, it isjust in the flat two people. how can i persuade people develop their tanks as they would do ordinarily? 0n as they would do ordinarily? on average, people spend about £25 putting fuel into their cars or vans, they don't sell it to the brim every week.
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vans, they don't sell it to the brim every week-— every week. now, i think the psychology — every week. now, i think the psychology is _ every week. now, i think the psychology is difficult. - every week. now, i think the i psychology is difficult. because every week. now, i think the - psychology is difficult. because if you know there is a shortage and you are seeing it on your screens, and you have already had to queue to get your petrol station that has some petrol, most people would think, write, i will fill my tank while i am here and while there supplies are available. some petrol stations are putting a 30 bout limit on a mat you can put into your tank and there are calls for more people to work from home so they don't have to drive around the country. but for a lot of workers, that is difficult. i have been hearing stories from schools with teachers who live a distance away from the school have either been getting to school late because they have had to queue for a long time to get petrol or they have not got to school at all. and there are key workers who need to be on the premises to do theirjob. maybe one thing the government could say is wherever it is possible, to work from home, and if you don't have to drive into work, may be for the next
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few days, try and do that, just to ease the crisis a little bit. richard, are you getting enough fuel to get around, yourjournalist? taste to get around, your “ournalist? we to get around, your “ournalist? we t and to get around, yourjournalist? we try and cover as many court cases as we can— try and cover as many court cases as we can trut— try and cover as many court cases as we can but i— try and cover as many court cases as we can but i have to say to reporters, _ we can but i have to say to reporters, making — make sure you have _ reporters, making — make sure you have enough — reporters, making — make sure you have enough petrol, don't put yourself — have enough petrol, don't put yourself in a dangerous situation where _ yourself in a dangerous situation where you — yourself in a dangerous situation where you run out midway through a journey _ where you run out midway through a journey it _ where you run out midway through a journey it is— where you run out midway through a journey. it is a worry to us but we are encouraging people to work at home _ are encouraging people to work at home where possible, which we have been doing _ home where possible, which we have been doing for quite a long time because — been doing for quite a long time because of the pandemic. it is something that does concern me. it may he _ something that does concern me. it may he that — something that does concern me. it may be that we are not able to send a reporter _ may be that we are not able to send a reporter to— may be that we are not able to send a reporter to a certain case and we are not— a reporter to a certain case and we are not seen— a reporter to a certain case and we are not seen as much availability to cover— are not seen as much availability to cover stories remotely either. my teens _ cover stories remotely either. my teens have — cover stories remotely either. my teens have said to me they have gueued — teens have said to me they have queued up — teens have said to me they have queued up to try and get petrol for half an— queued up to try and get petrol for half an hour to an hour and they have _ half an hour to an hour and they have been— half an hour to an hour and they have been out at the scene, reporting _ have been out at the scene, reporting alive and sending footage
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back reporting alive and sending footage hack to _ reporting alive and sending footage back to the newsrooms and it is a worry _ back to the newsrooms and it is a wor . ,, ., , ., worry. the ft, sian, sterling down aaain worry. the ft, sian, sterling down again against _ worry. the ft, sian, sterling down again against the _ worry. the ft, sian, sterling down again against the dollar— worry. the ft, sian, sterling down again against the dollar and - worry. the ft, sian, sterling down| again against the dollar and against the euro. , , , , , the euro. yes, this is picking up aaain on the euro. yes, this is picking up again on the _ the euro. yes, this is picking up again on the fuel _ the euro. yes, this is picking up again on the fuel crisis - the euro. yes, this is picking up again on the fuel crisis again - again on the fuel crisis again saying that sterling has sunk to its lowest level in eight months yesterday because investors are ready worry that the fuel crisis will lead to a sharp slow—down in growth at the same time as a surge in inflation. and it is the same with the planning blight — panic buying of petrol, a symptom of the undermining of the recovery of the pandemic. it goes on to talk about these wider labour market shortages, these wider labour market shortages, the shortage of hgv drivers, staff and the hospitality industry, staff in care homes. apparently, shortages of poultry workers as well, which i hadn't registered that one. the road
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haulage association has said a 100,000 drivers are needed and that this offer of 5000 visas to foreign drivers, hgv drivers, is not going to sort this problem out. let’s drivers, hgv drivers, is not going to sort this problem out.- to sort this problem out. let's go on to the telegraph, _ to sort this problem out. let's go on to the telegraph, shall - to sort this problem out. let's go on to the telegraph, shall we? . on to the telegraph, shall we? cancer appointments delayed by the fuel crisis and you were saying, richard, early on, that you have been carving some of those stories in your area as well. = been carving some of those stories in your area as well.— in your area as well. - covering. there is a _ in your area as well. - covering. there is a huge _ in your area as well. - covering. there is a huge knock-on - in your area as well. - covering. there is a huge knock-on effect| in your area as well. - covering. - there is a huge knock-on effect that there is a huge knock—on effect that comes— there is a huge knock—on effect that comes from — there is a huge knock—on effect that comes from panic buying fuel, and we have already — comes from panic buying fuel, and we have already had yeah where we have seen people having access to nhs treatment for serious conditions already— treatment for serious conditions already delayed and this petrol crisis _ already delayed and this petrol crisis is — already delayed and this petrol crisis is making the situation worse~ — crisis is making the situation worse. when you are dealing with a potentially — worse. when you are dealing with a potentially fatal condition of this nature, — potentially fatal condition of this nature, you want to have the confidence that you can get to your appointment and get the treatment you need _ appointment and get the treatment you need and this is a classic
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example _ you need and this is a classic example of the knock—on effect this crisis _ example of the knock—on effect this crisis is _ example of the knock—on effect this crisis is having. we are seeing the impacts— crisis is having. we are seeing the impacts on— crisis is having. we are seeing the impacts on the stock market and on people's— impacts on the stock market and on people's hell. the impacts on the stock market and on people's hell-— people's hell. the main story for the telegraph. _ people's hell. the main story for the telegraph, the _ people's hell. the main story for the telegraph, the fishing - people's hell. the main story for the telegraph, the fishing wall. | people's hell. the main story for. the telegraph, the fishing wall. the stories about the release of fishing permits. stories about the release of fishing ermits. , ,., , stories about the release of fishing ermits. , , , , , ., , permits. everybody else seems to be focusina on permits. everybody else seems to be focusing on the _ permits. everybody else seems to be focusing on the crisis _ permits. everybody else seems to be focusing on the crisis at _ permits. everybody else seems to be focusing on the crisis at the - permits. everybody else seems to be focusing on the crisis at the petrol i focusing on the crisis at the petrol pumps but it is a story that the government has rejected three quarters of applications from small french boats to fish in waters around britain. the numbers are quite small, the ministers have granted only 12 licenses out of 47 applications but apparently this is sparking a possible war with france, and apparently france is... aha,
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sparking a possible war with france, and apparently france is. . ._

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