We need you to send an email to your MP. Here is why and instructions on how to do so.
During the summer, we lodged a petition on the Governments own ePetition site about the need to cut fuel duty. This was on the understanding that reaching 100,000 signatures would trigger a Parliamentary debate on this key issue. With the help of our tens of thousands of supporters like yourself, we collected the 100,000 signatures in just over 8 weeks, actually hitting the 100,000 target on 30thSeptember 2011.
Since that time, we have attended two meetings of the Back Bench Business Committee of the House of Commons which decides on what should be debated and when.
This Committee are now saying that they do not have enough time to allocate for the debate on this,the most vital of national issues.They say that the Government has notgiven them the time.
HOWEVER, we get the impression that the Government are saying that there is enough time. We now believe that our campaign is being pushed ‘from pillar to post’. This leaves the 100,000 and more signees to the petition, all our other supporters, and the millions or struggling families and businesses across Britain without the debate that they were lead to believe would happen!
We need your help to make the Government understand that people are desperately struggling with the crisis of high petrol & diesel prices. Families are really struggling. Businesses are collapsing. The Government is missing the fact that cutting fuel duty would actually help them as it would lead to more jobs, more growth and higher tax receipts across the economy.
This situation is outrageous and unacceptable. Please click on the link below and you will be able send an email directly to your MP. Simply enter your postcode and follow the instructions. Your MP will be highlighted and a draft email/letter we have prepared is there for you to edit as you so wish. You can simply change the sample email/letter shown to your own style and content or just click to send.
We are not giving up on this fight for common sense..
Best wishes - The FairFuelUK Campaign team