Henry Ford is often quoted as saying:
If I’d asked customers what they wanted, they would have said “a faster horse”.
VAT and fuel duty have just risen, while petrol prices continue to rise as it becomes increasingly difficult and dangerous to source at the same time that global demand rises. The press seem to think that it’s time to make another fuss about the pains that come with the death of the oil age — to pretend that they could somehow be avoided. What must be done to relieve our pain? Fuel prices should be lower: customers want it, hauliers need it, The Daily Express Says So. Labour think that the government could be “doing more”. If only the government were to be fair and reasonable with the poor motorist, everything would be alright and the motorist would live happily ever after.