Dear Editor, The fuel duty rise brought in at last week’s Budget are in direct contradiction of what Gordon Brown promised last July in the House of Commons and officially recorded in Hansard. Challenged on the increasing cost of living we were faced with back then he said, “In recognition of the problems that people face with petrol, we are freezing petrol duty for the full year. We will bring forward further measures to help families in due course.”
It beggars belief that he can say that then and let Mr Darling completely reverse that promise right when we are feeling fearful of our financial security and trying desperately to hang onto our jobs in spite of the escalating cost of getting there. It is as if they hate the hard working families of Britain. For sure they are not on our side!