NOV 00] FUEL PROTESTS NEWS
Rugby Is Fuel's Paradise For Convoy Stopover
protestors were cheered from bridges as they drove through the
West Midlands yesterday, but support for their convoy is
parked up for the night in a lorry park on the A5 near Rugby
before continuing their journey to London.
convoy of around 20 lorries and farmers has been slowly snaking
around the country since Friday, as part of the campaign to put
pressure on the government for further cuts in fuel tax.
waving the union jack lined the route to cheer the protestors in
dissent has been growing within the alliance, with some pressure
groups such as the Road Haulage Association, saying it is time
to end the protest.
in road tax for lorries and a reduction in fuel tax in
Chancellor Gordon Brown’s pre-Budget statement has taken some
of the wind out of the protestors’ sails.
is also a feeling that causing road chaos would be unpopular as
floods and rail problems have already made travelling difficult.
in Warwickshire and the West Midlands set out strict conditions
for the protestors on their journey, warning them to keep to a
[10 NOV 00] FUEL
PROTESTORS TOLD TO KEEP ON MOVING