Yesterday I needed to refill my car. That meant paying ??40 to Mr Brown and ??20 to an oil company.
The cheapest filling station was offering diesel at 3p a litre less than some others. As that represented a saving of ??1.80 and I had to pass it anyway it was the obvious place to go. Most other local people in need of fuel decided the same thing, driven there by the enormous cost of the tax on petrol after the recent tax hike and by the upwards move in oil prices.
It took me more than one quarter of an hour to queue to fill, fill, pay, then queue to check the tyres and to check the tyres.
It gave me plenty of time to get angry with this tax greedy government . No doubt they need the money to pay for all the fuel in Ministerial limos and airplanes as they jet around the world lecturing the rest of us on what to do.