Monday 14 March 2011

Balls capitalises on fuel duty...

So far Labour has managed to use its Opposition Day debates to pretty good effect.

The tuition fees debate capitalised on protests outside Parliament, while debates on cuts to school sports funding and the now-abolished plans to sell-off woodland preceded full on u-turns.

So it's no surprise that the week before Budget day, March 23, the Opposition is targeting fuel duty.

Ed Balls will use his party’s debate this Wednesday to call for fuel to be exempt from the most recent rise in VAT.

The Government has already been hinting that some sort of action on the price of fuel would be taken in the Budget.

But none the less if George Osborne does make any concessions now then Balls will say it's another sign of Government back peddling in the face of Labour pressure.

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