Many British gas stations still dry, pig cull fears grow

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LONDON (Reuters) – Many British gas stations were still dry on Friday after a chaotic week that saw panic buying, fights at the pumps and drivers hoarding fuel in water bottles after an acute shortage of truck drivers strained supply chains to breaking point. Shortages of workers in the wake of Brexit and the COVID pandemic have sown disarray through some sectors of the world’s fifth largest economy, disrupting deliveries of fuel and medicines and even raising fears of a mass cull of livestock. British ministers have for days insisted the crisis is abating or even over, though retailers said m…

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