Our guest today is Mat Ireland, driver, podcaster, and writer. We discuss the topic of the infrastructure for truckers in Britain. You can find Mat: – on youtube – on Facebook – the Truck and Driver podcast is here and you can find his book here Related posts: You are not so great Britain. Chapter […]
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Meanwhile in Cuckooland 199
This week’s news were dominated by Donald Tusk losing his driving licence. He was stopped when driving over 100 km/h in a village – so in a place where speed limit is 50 km/h only. Michał Karnowski, an editor of a pro-government propaganda outlet is calling for him to step down from politics. This just […]
FACT CHECK: Poland needs 120 000 drivers, so surely they must have even biggest shortages than Britain!
There is that map circulating the internet, used by Brexiters to show that driver shortages are nothing unusual across Europe, and thus the situation in Britain is not specific to this country only and, surely, it has nothing to do with Brexit. You can find that map for example in this Daily Mail article, for […]
20 reasons why there is shortage of drivers in the UK
Thousands of people who shop in the UK probably noticed shortages of products in British supermarkets. The supply problems are blamed on the shortage of HGV drivers and the government is taking steps to tackle it: the driving hours have been extended and there is a talk about bringing the army drivers to help with […]
Meanwhile in Cuckooland 181
It seems Poland is at war. Just recently we heard about our submarine that got almost sank then one of the Polish fighter planes had been shot at and now two tanks have been completely destroyed. And then there is that instance of cyberwar, where the e-mails from the important member of the government had […]
Why driving tests aren’t considered key service in Britain?
For years, my partner did not felt too much pressure to have her driving license done. She was happy to commute by public transport, and when we were going somewhere together I was driving and I never complained about it. It was only after I was unable to drive for the longer period of time […]
That moment, when you need to pee while travelling on the British motorway…
When you travel motorways in all over Europe, there is a car park on a regular basis – usually every 10 kilometres or so from each other. In many cases, even the small ones, apart from a few benches and tables and litter bins, will also offer you a chance to use a toilet. Apart […]
Imprisoned at the border
If not for a revolt of the Polish drivers in Dover, their ordeal could last even longer. “We marched onto the opposite lane of the motorway and blocked it. After negotiations with the police, we came off it, but we told them unless they start testing soon, we’re going to block it again. Only after […]
Critical situation of the truck drivers stranded in England
The situation in Dover did not look well for a few days already. A pre-Christmas period, cumulated with the rush to stack as much imports as possible before very likely no-deal Brexit on 1st of January resulted in the unusually high amount of freight traffic going through Dover and Channel Tunnel causing unprecedented (if we […]
FACT CHECK: Are Eastern European truck drivers paid per km driven?
If you are an Eastern European living in Britain, you will well know that feeling. A frustration, when some stupid myth circulates in Britain over and over and no amount of proof or clarifications would convince people that the truth is different. Well, we are witnessing yet another instance of that. With the Brexit disaster […]