APPG Chair, Craig
Mackinlay says: “The only thing that’s protecting the Government from
electoral harm on this matter is the seeming Westminster consensus and
lack of courage to stand up to the climate fanatics and say: enough!
Sooner or later the public will rebel against this madness. Better to have
the rational debate now before we fully embark on a failing and expensive experiment.”
Sir John Redwood MP said: “There is a lot of common sense in the APPG Fair Fuel Report. Greener transport needs to work for the people it wishes to attract as users. You cannot get to work or run the children to school on a government target. Government needs to explain how these changes are going to be better, popular and affordable.”
Julian Knight MP said “This policy was wrong headed from the start, dreamt up in the kitchen diners of Notting hill, with no understanding of real people’s daily lives. It’s clear that the switch to electric will cause more environmental damage than running clean diesel. What’s more who is to say electric won’t be superseded soon making this whole costly charade a waste of time and money.”
Achievements so far
"it’s been one of the most successful lobbying campaigns in modern political history, successfully diverting billions from the treasury with barely a squeak." Gaby Hinsliff - the Guardian
Since 2010 FairFuelUK has saved drivers over £110bn in planned tax hikes in duty and VAT through constructive and objective campaigning.
Had FairFuelUK not campaigned to scrap the fuel duty escalator, fuel tax today would be 83.33p/lt rather than 57.95p/lt, 43.8% higher.
Today you'd be paying £1.70 per litre.