Grant Shapps “passing the buck” on fuel shortages

Reacting to suggestions made by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps that fuel shortages are a crisis “manufactured” by the public and “one of the road haulage associations”, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Business, Trade and Transport Sarah Olney MP said: “Grant Shapps is shamefully passing the buck for the Government’s own failures.

Sarah Olney MP

“The Conservatives have repeatedly ignored calls from businesses to address the shortage of drivers. It is a bit rich for ministers to now blame the public and the road haulage industry for the mess we find ourselves in.

“The Transport Secretary should focus on getting a grip of this crisis instead of trying to duck responsibility.”

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