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Transport secretary, Grant Shapps, insists Britain has “plenty of petrol”, as BP and Esso begin shuttering fuel stations. Shapps admitted there were “systemic problems” – the country is about 100,000 lorry drivers short – and told the BBC he was considering drafting in the army to drive petrol tankers if needed. Drivers furiously honked their horns as more than 40 protesters from Insulate Britain sat down in the middle of the A20 at 8.30 this morning, blocking an entrance to the Port of Dover. The Extinction Rebellion splinter group have been threatened with jail if they return to the M25, which they’ve blocked five times in the past fortnight. “The name’s Craig, Commander Craig”, says the Mirror, on the news that Daniel Craig has been made an honorary commander of the Royal Navy, the same rank held by James Bond.