C'mon boots, start walking... as record fuel prices slap motorists across the face
More doom and gloom for motorists! Hurray! The price of a litre of unleaded petrol in the UK has reached a record high of 124.85p... and that doesn't include the VAT rise. It seems that we're all going to have to look for a new fuel to put into our engines and the most abundant thing around at the moment is despair. Look out for scientists developing depressed cars for us all to trundle along in.
Of course, this goes against everything that the coalition government has said regarding their claim that they were to put an end to the "war on motoring".
Still, at least they're keen on easing parking regulations. That's really helpful, especially when we're faced with everyone being priced out of driving altogether.
This could well mean that the coalition have protests from drivers as well as students now. Think back to every time there's been a fuel protests over the past ten years or indeed, the crazed panic buying of motorists which ground the country to a bizarre halt.
It goes without saying that the government will pass this off as an attempt to wean everyone off fossil fuels and toward electric cars, but of course, we're nowhere near our target of 11m needed by 2030 to meet our pledge for carbon emission cuts.
In short, you're just going to have to lump it or walk.