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Scrap the added tax on fuel when VAT was reduced

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The chancellor Alistair Darling recently announced a reduction in VAT to 15% in an attempt to help people through the economic downturn. But he cleverly hid away an increase in fuel tax hoping nobody would notice and on the 1st December added 2p a litre to petrol and diesel offsetting the expected saving in VAT. This is unfair on motorists and is further proof of the government's war against drivers. Road users in the UK already pay £50 billion in taxes every year with only £6bn spent on our roads. It is time government stopped pilfering driver's pockets. We demand Alistair Darling and Gordon Brown to stop this war on drivers and remove this cynical increase in fuel tax.


The Drivers' Alliance is sponsoring this petition. This organisation was started in July 2008 by Peter Roberts who petitioned the government of Tony Blair to scrap plans for road pricing. This became the biggest online petition in the history of the UK with nearly 2 million people signing in 12 weeks.


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