Another 'record high' for petrol - but how much more can Britain take?

Petrol prices have already reached record peaks of 140p/litre amid tensions in the Middle East and with industry commentators predicting further spikes as UN coalition forces attack Libya, how much more can British motorists take?

In 2000 the country was brought almost to its knees by lorry drivers blockading key strategic points nationwide, and that over fuel prices that reached stratospheric heights of 80p a litre.