In The Press » Jan 24th 2012 - MEP gears up to join the fight for fair fuel prices
MEP gears up to join the fight for fair fuel prices
'...UKIP's Derek Clark calls for fair deal for British hauliers ...'
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UK Independence Party
From the Office of Derek Clark, MEP, East Midlands
Rowan House, 23 Billing Road, Northampton NN1 5AT
Tel: 01604 620064 Fax: 01604 636002
January 23, 2012
Give British hauliers a fair deal - that's the call from an East Midlands MEP as the fight on fuel prices notches up a gear.
UKIP's Derek Clark has thrown his weight behind the FairFuelUK team, which will meet with MPs in the House of Commons tomorrow (Wednesday).
Mr Clark said: "I am more than delighted to support the Fair Fuel campaign.
"It would help if fuel tax was the same across the EU but it is not, even though we keep on being told the EU is a level playing field.
"It is not, nor is it meant to be. The result is foreign drivers fill up in Calais much cheaper than in the UK, cross the Channel and are able to do a several hundred mile job before returning to Calais and re-fueling, putting UK hauliers out of business.
"An EU working for all its citizens, don't make me laugh. Or, rather, don't make me cry for all our lost jobs."
FairFuelUK is striving to secure a cut in duty on petrol and diesel and is stepping up its fight as the Budget in March looms closer.
For more information about the campaign visit www.fairfueluk.com
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