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Fuel price protests are likely to get EVEN MORE FREQUENT warns fuel campaigner

Fuel protests popping-up across the UK yesterday are likely to get EVEN MORE FREQUENT in the coming months warns fuel campaigner.

At least nine people were arrested yesterday as protesters brought motorways to a standstill during a planned "go-slow" campaign over the rapidly increasing fuel pump prices.

Eight of those arrested were motorists driving slower than 30mph on the M4. Protesters drove two or three abreast blocking all motorway lanes on Monday, whilst travelling between 30 and 40mph.

Howard Cox, Founder of the FairFuelUK Campaign, said: "These are not just demonstrations against the record excruciatingly high petrol and diesel prices that rise each and every day. They are also about the sickening chronic manipulation of pump prices and the complete lack of scrutiny by our out of touch Government, in allowing unchecked petrol and diesel profiteering to run rife.

"And at the same time this allegedly self proclaiming low taxation Conservative Government is wallowing in £3billion of extra VAT in just the last year alone. All due to these record unaffordable prices. They continue to be in denial, a state of torpor and seem clueless in reducing the pain of the crippling cost of living crisis.

"With UK petrol prices currently 20p more than the average across 35 European countries and Diesel 25p more, Rishi Sunak must cut Fuel Duty by at least 20p and introduce PumpWatch before the economy is ruined even more.

"There are so many evidential examples of obvious pump price exploitation in the last 20 years, but during Covid years and since the onset of the Ukrainian crisis, the big fuel supply chain businesses have reached the lowest of lows in ripping off UK drivers at will."


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