Squeezed drivers point finger at ministers

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fuel duty costsAs people feel the pinch at the pumps, a new survey has shown exactly where drivers feel the blame belongs.

The new study, put together and published by campaign group FairFuel UK, showed that nearly 90% of motorists in the UK feel that Government ministers are to blame for the soaring fuel prices seen at forecourts across the country.

Of the 26,000 drivers questioned in the survey, about three quarters said they feel ministers are "out of touch" with the reality faced by modern motorists, while almost nine in 10 said that cutting the price of fuel is the most important tax issue facing the UK economy.

Commenting on the findings, a FairFuel UK spokesman said: "Our MPs and senior politicians just don't get fuel duty and the results of this extensive poll show that the public know it.

"Their failure to act and their apathy over what is one of this country's most important social issues tells us how removed they are from real life."

The group's organiser Peter Carroll said: "The airwaves have been full of politicians saying that they are 'listening to' and 'engaging with' voters - they need to start by accepting the results of this massive poll starting with the fact that fuel duty is the number one issue."

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