Dundee MSPs Shona Robison and Joe FitzPatrick were leading the campaign for ‘Fair Fuel’ on Saturday in Dundee City Square asking members of the public to sign up to The Courier’s ‘Fight for Fairer Fuel’ petition as well as distributing an SNP leaflet on the issue: ‘Pumping Up Prices – Yet Another Tory Sting’.
Shona Robison said: “We were out in Dundee City Square, with local SNP activists, campaigning against the continual hikes in fuel costs imposed by the UK Government. Their increases in fuel duty and VAT are putting real pressure on the budgets of Scotland’s motorists and households.
“More expensive fuel means more expensive goods in our shops. At what is a difficult time for families and businesses, the SNP is working to lower bills through the Council Tax freeze, Small Business Bonus scheme, abolishing prescription charges and the campaign for a fuel duty regulator.”
Dundee West MSP Joe FitzPatrick said: “The SNP has said that we will make fuel prices a key part of our election campaign at the Scottish Parliament elections in May.
“I welcome The Courier’s campaign for fairer fuel which calls on the Conservative-led coalition to fulfill their pre-election promise to establish a fuel-duty regulator, something which the SNP has long supported.
“Every signature we have collected will help in the campaign to persuade the UK Government Treasury to take action to honour their pledges on fairer fuel. The Chancellor is swithering on whether he will cancel the 1p rise in fuel duty due to come into effect in April. With the public behind us, and influential newspapers like the Courier in support, we can succeed in our campaign.”