Mayor of London demands fuel stabiliser
The Major of London, Boris Johnson is perhaps a surprise supporter of a fuel stabiliser. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Johnson has become the most senior Conservative to date to demand a cut in motoring taxes.
He increased pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron by saying, "If I were the government, I would think seriously about that fuel duty stabiliser, because when it costs more to fill your tank than to fly to Rome, something is seriously wrong".
Since he's been Mayor, Mr Johnson has invested heavily in charging points for electric cars, but their introduction is some way off, leaving drivers with what he described as an "overpriced lagoon of fossil fuel".
The involvment of Mr Johnson, came as Philip Hammond, the Transport Secretary, tried to reassure British motorists by insisting that the stabiliser was still on the Government's agenda.