So, strike at a refinery, shortages of fuel on the way.
Nicol Stephen, leader of the Lib Dems, claimed that ministers were "pretending" they had secured ample supplies of fuel. He also raised the issue of retailers increasing prices at the pumps because of the threat of shortages.
Erm, yes, that\’s what retailers are supposed to do. Remember that supply equals demand at a particular price. Thus if supply is curtailed, prices should rise to balance demand and supply again. The alternative is rationing and allocation: look at the US during the two oil shocks to see where that gets you.
Our Nicol clearly comes from the dim Dem side of the party, not the Liberal.