Online petition means fuel duty freeze might just happen

Mark Nichol
Filling up with fuel
Filling up with fuel


An online petition containing 110,000 signatures has forced the Commons to debate scrapping the planned 3p fuel duty hike in January. See, getting angry on the internet sometimes isn't completely pointless.

As a result, over 100 MPs have signed a motion calling on the Government to scrap the duty. Problem is, that doesn't mean that the Chancellor actually has to do anything - all it does is let him know what the MPs and the people want.