DON’T PANIC BUY ERM, PANIC BUY!

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By GARY DO­RAN

IT TOOK us a while to work out what su­per­model Kate Up­ton is pro­mot­ing in this ad­vert.

But, af­ter a while, some­one no­ticed the ear­phones in the picture.

And the shapely stunna, from Michi­gan, USA, has squeezed her 33Ds into a bikini to help flog Skull­candy head­phones.

Kate, 19, said: “I’m a long-time fan of Skull­candy and can’t wait to un­veil some of the fun things we have planned.”

An elec­tron­ics in­dus­try in­sider said: “We can think of two things most peo­ple would like her to un­veil.” THE GOV­ERN­MENT has made an amaz­ing u-turn on its ad­vice to mo­torists over a po­ten­tial strike by fuel tanker driv­ers.

A walk­out could close thou­sands of petrol sta­tions – lead­ing to short­ages across the coun­try – but on Mon­day Down­ing Street told ev­ery­one not to panic buy.

They said sol­diers would be drafted in to drive the tankers, mean­ing fuel sup­plies would be kept up.

But yes­ter­day the Prime Min­is­ter’s of­fi­cial spokes­woman ap­peared to tell mo­torists who rely on their cars to for work to fill their tanks.

Asked if the time had come for in­di­vid­u­als to start fill­ing up their tanks, the Prime Min­is­ter’s of­fi­cial spokes­woman said: “I think peo­ple will draw their own con­clu­sions.”

Pru­dent

She added: “Busi­nesses and those who rely on ve­hi­cles for their work should en­sure con­tin­gency plans are in place. It is al­ways pru­dent to have plans in place.”

Unite union mem­bers voted in favour of in­dus­trial ac­tion in a dis­pute over health and safety and they could be­gin next week.

The union said strikes were sup­ported by an av­er­age of 69 per cent in the five firms, which de­liver fuel to Shell and Esso garages as well as su­per­mar­kets such as Tesco and Sains­bury’s.

The vote could pave the way for the first na­tion­wide ac­tion for more than 10 years. Unite driv­ers sup­ply fuel to 90 per cent of fore­courts and there are fears that ac­tion could close up to 7,900 petrol sta­tions, po­ten­tially bring­ing the coun­try to a stand­still over Easter.

When the driv­ers – who are paid an av­er­age of £45,000 – went on strike in 2000, panic buy­ing caused the pumps to run dry within days and garages had to ra­tion fuel.

FUEL TO BE­LIEVE: There was ruddy car­nage last time!

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