the blockades - Davey
Local Liberal Democrat MP,
Edward Davey has called on the Government to break the
petrol blockades. Edward Davey said:
should order these blockades to be broken. The
country cannot be held to ransom by a tiny
"If this goes on businesses will close, operations
could be cancelled and vulnerable pensioners could go
without food or visits.
"Whatever their argument, the hauliers' blockades
are hurting ordinary people and cutting off the lifeblood
of the economy. They must be ended."
In addition to using the law to break the blockades,
Liberal Democrats would:
* Cap the money the Government receives from the
fuel duty and VAT on fuel. The Chancellor's war
chest should not profit at the expense of motorists.
* Ring-fence the extra revenues it has gained from
petrol and spend the money on public transport and action
to help road hauliers.
* Reduce VED for road hauliers, financing the loss
by charging foreign lorries to drive on our roads.
* Cut VED for small, fuel-efficient cars.
* Campaign for motorists to practice fuel
economy. By reducing their speed, drivers can save
up to 8p a litre.
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