Planned fuel duty rise scrapped by Gorgeous George...

osborne Tremendous news reaches us, as George Osborne has announced that the planned 3p-a-litre rise in fuel duty, which was scheduled to hit motorists in the face in August, has been scrapped.

It’s another u-turn by the feckless chancellor who has now buckled under pressure from petrol drinkers and pasty consumers in just a few weeks. Osborne announced in the House of Commons that the duty will be frozen for the rest of the year, although we wouldn’t be surprised if the anticipated rise has only been postponed.

‘Gideon’ said: “We are on the side of working families and businesses and this will fuel our recovery at this very difficult economic time for the world.” adding that, “The one-off cost of this change will be fully paid for by the larger-than-forecast savings in departmental budgets.”

Let joy be unconfined… now BRING ON THE OLYMPICS!


  • Filter P.
    Where is Mike Cock? Has he got a job after four years or what? Boris where are you, I miss you. I almost want to compose a poem to you. Save us from these idiot people that think they are Tories.
  • Tool D.
    Andy, let's get it right - this duty hasn't been scrapped at all, merely postponed until January.
  • Numpty D.
    Postponed til January, by which time the tw4t will have put another 4p on a litre in the autumn budget. You couldn't make it up.

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