U.K. in the dark to y2k dangers.

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I keep hearing how well informed the UK public are about y2k dangers this baffles me as I have heard of no statements from PM Tony Blair about y2k dangers or any advice on any prudent steps to take to avoid water or food shortages,power cuts etc. To my knowledge all my friends just laugh when I try to inform them of any dangers surrounding y2k. They all think I am stark ravin mad. I would love to know were all this informed UK public infomation comes from. my local water board advised me not to stock any water. my local dried food store think its a joke to stock food.

The only information I can find about y2k dangers is on the net.

Yours Fumbling in the sea of uncertainty and fear.

-- Graham hyslop (Bob@ghoward-oxley.demon.co.uk), May 27, 1999


Welcome to the world of uncertainty Graham.

Do you homework, when you feel like you can't learn anymore take the action that seems appropriate for you.

Most posters here would say act now, but do things in preparation that you can use whatever the outcome.

Good Luck.

-- Bob Barbour (r.barbour@waikato.ac.nz), May 27, 1999.

Dear Graham,

Keep following this Forum.Although most of the news relates to the situation in the USA,there are references to the state of play in the UK .

The international perspective is very useful if only to make one realise that if the States is staggering & spinning that could well apply to the UK.

For the latest round up in the UK try:


On a less gloomy note there are no shortages of anything yet and at least generators & Coleman lamps are easily available.

I have had the same reaction as you to my questioning of the water board,electricity company,bank etc.My friends etc think I am OTT as well.

You just have to make your own mind up.Have you ever truly believed a political promise ?

If you have a family,DARE you risk believing.

There is lots of very good advice here in the Forum archives as well as on other Y2K prep sites so that sea ain't so fearful.

-- Chris (griffen@globalnet.co.uk), May 28, 1999.

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