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Social Democrats win most votes in German elections - UK government blames panic buying for fuel shortage
As gas stations across the UK ran dry after panic-buying, many claimed it was a consequence of Brexit and the exodus of EU truck drivers. This clearly didn't help, but the UK's problem of recruiting drivers goes deeper.
Measures designed to ease the UK's worst fuel crisis in decades don't go far enough, one industry body has told DW. The situation remains ''challenging." Now, the military is stepping in to assist.
The UK government has announced further measures to ease the rising demands for fuel, including the approval to put a pool of military drivers on standby. The country is facing a post-Brexit shortage of truck drivers.
The government has urged Britons to "go about their business in the normal way" and resume typical buying habits. The Transport Secretary said that means motorists should stop filling up old water bottles with fuel.
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