So many of our politicians still do not understand that the record price of petrol & diesel is a major factor in putting us back in recession. Worse still, the Government remains committed to its plan to add a further 3p a litre in fuel tax this summer. To go ahead with that increase in these circumstances is economic madness.
Since the Budget, we have been working with a number of MPs who do share our view that the 3p rise must be scrapped and that fuel duty should be CUT, not increased. With their help, we are launching a major campaign in Parliament in the next few weeks to have the Budget changed and the rise scrapped.
Over the coming weeks we will be letting you know how things are going.
There will be certain 'key dates' when we will need your help by emailing or writing to your MP. We will be putting up a list on the www.fairfueluk.comwebsite so that people can see which MPs are backing us and which are not.
Next week,we will be letting you know about what you can do locally to help the campaign and asking you to tell us more about how the fuel price crisis is hitting you - we need this information to force MPs to stop talking just about pastie taxes, conservatory taxes, personal taxes, charity taxes etc.
We know that these are all important issues, but the 82 pence per litre of fuel taxes is 'head and shoulders' above all of these for most people. Then, from the 8th May we will be starting the fight in Parliament.
Two last quick requests:
- Because the national media have picked it up, over 500,000 people have backed a petition about the 'pastie tax'. It's so important that our fuel duty campaign generates the same amount of passion and support. Through the fabulous efforts of supporters like you, we have driven our number of backers up to nearly 250,000. In view of the fact that we are about to launch a major fight in Parliament we need lots of extra supporters. So, PLEASE cut and paste the email below into your email system and send it on to everyone you know - we're sure that they will be delighted to have the opportunity to support FairFuelUK.
- Help us spread our message by buying a campaign sticker at www.fairfueluk.com/sticker___donations.html A really great showing of these on our roads and motorways helps raise our profile.
Scrapping that 3p rise in August is vital.
Without your support, we can't defeat it.
Peter Carroll & The FairFuelUK Team
******sample email to send to your contacts, friends and family******
I am backing
FairFuelUK in their fight to stop the Government hammering us with another 16p
a gallon of fuel taxes. If you are as furious as I am about the price of
petrol & diesel please lend FairFuelUK your support by signing up at www.fairfueluk.com . It's free
to sign up and takes just a few seconds. When you have signed, please
pass this call on to your contacts. They already have 250,000 supporters
but need thousands more if they are to defeat this rise.
Thanks and kind regards,