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77% blame Govt for petrol panic

77% of people surveyed for the ITV News Index has said the Government is responsible for causing unnecessary panic over the threatened strike by fuel tanker drivers.

Talks aimed at averting a strike will be held on Wednesday.

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42 percent believe tanker drivers should be banned from striking

A Shell petrol tanker depot Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

47 percent of people surveyed in an ITV News/ComRes poll do not understand why fuel tanker drivers are threatening to strike.

However, the same proportion believes that the fuel tanker drivers are right to threaten to strike over their demands concerning safety standards.

42 percent of respondents agreed that fuel tanker drivers should be treated in the same way as essential services such as the Police or the Army and banned from going on strike. The same proportion disagreed.

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