We react with delight that the Labour Party has today joined in the call for all MPs to unite and to see the August 3p fuel duty hike scrapped.
The FairFuelUK campaign has been working with politicians of all Parties over recent months to build cross Party support on this issue.
‘Hiking fuel duty by 3p per litre on 1st August makes no sense either politically or economically. Hitting families and hard pressed businesses with this rise when we are back in recession will be a toxic issue for voters. Dozens of coalition MPs know in their hearts and their heads that this rise is ill advised and unnecessary. We have proved in our CEBR Report that the Treasury could cut fuel duty and be no worse off – ploughing on with this hike conflicts with everything the PM is saying about growth. The SNP, other smaller Parties and some brave Conservatives have stepped up to the plate on this issue. We welcome the fact that the Labour Party is now throwing its weight behind scrapping the rise. It shows that Labour has listened to the anguish of business and families. MPs of all Parties need to have the courage of their convictions, put Party issues aside and come together to vote against the rise. Those that have long called for lower fuel duty need to be true to their convictions and actually vote it down. If they don’t, it’s not their whips they should fear, but the reaction of the hard pressed voters and businesses’.