Wednesday, 16 July 2008

George Osborne's reaction to postponement of fuel duty rise

George OsborneResponding to the announcement that the 2p fuel duty rise will be postponed, Shadow Chancellor George Osborne said:

"After months of dithering, Alistair Darling has finally decided to postpone the 2p rise in fuel duty a week before the Glasgow East by-election.

"Instead of short term political fixes, what the government should be doing is adopting our plans for a fair fuel stabiliser so that motorists get automatic relief when the price of oil goes up, rather than relying on the political whims of the Chancellor.

"Now under pressure, he's u-turned on one of his car tax measures, surely it can't be long before he shows his weakness again and backs down on the VED rise on family cars."

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