Downing Street said that those who rely on cars to get to work should have “contingency plans” for possible disruption of the fuel supply network. (There was a failure to suggest what kind of contingency plans ordinary people should have... presumably Mr Cameron is thinking we should fill the Bentley, the people carrier, the off roader, the Range Rover and the sporty little thing we keep as a toy, or maybe he just thinks we should fill the stable block with large containers of fuel. Idiot.))
Ministers are considering a range of options for keeping fuel flowing, including deploying Service personnel to drive tankers (the few that aren't in Afghanistan).
No 10 has not ruled out trying to employ foreign drivers to stand in for British staff. (That, I assume is a departure from Iain Duncan Smith's recent call for a Brownite policy of the use of home-grown labour. "British jobs for British people, except when they're on strike, of course...then you can use the more reliable foreigners!)
Anyway, I'd write to my MP about it, but the nationalised banks aren't lending and I certainly can't afford a stamp without a loan.
Update: Downing Street, in the form of our old favourite plonker Francis Maude, appears to have done a U-turn on government advice. The Fire Services have advised that the government's strategy for dealing with the petrol problem was based on illegally storing petrol in gerry cans in your garage (or whatever)... Back to the drawing board Maudie