Lowering pump prices is crucial to repairing our economy.
It’s scandalous that it’s taking so long despite falling oil prices.
Equally outrageous is the icy pace at which competition regulators are moving to rectify this.
There is ample evidence of oil company profiteering with a tripling of the spread between what they pay for crude oil and the price in the gas station market.
It’s been like this for months. Months where food prices have skyrocketed due to skyrocketing transportation costs.
Where families, businesses and even the NHS and police have been pounded by the exorbitant burden of refueling.
Why did it take so long to trigger the CMA investigation? After a leisurely summer, why is it not until autumn? This is not good for everyone who is suffering now.
The government could help with a further reduction in fuel taxes – and VAT too.
But as Rob Halfon MP writes about the oil companies: “There is no need for further assessments. Everyone knows the problem. It’s time to actually do something for the hard working people of Britain.” He’s absolutely right.
What good is a watchdog that sleeps?
LAB must celebrate Keir Starmer’s Beergate escape.
But it’s the last thing they need and the Tories should be grinning.
Here was a heaven-sent chance for Labor to dump a charmless opportunist that voters already know is a dud.
The party’s polling results can all be attributed to Boris’ unpopularity and Tory mayhem.
But the Tories can reunite behind a new Prime Minister with fresh policies that Labor are conspicuously lacking.
Starmer is now posing as Captain Integrity. However, millions will not forget his scornful campaign to overturn the Brexit vote, which he falsely vowed to honor.
And twice he tried to install one Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister – a fat, anti-Semitic Marxist nutcase who has sided with Britain’s enemies all his life. Is that “honesty”? Is that “integrity”?
It was predictable that Durham police officers would lack the bottle to punish a Labor leader who was caught drinking beer with 16 others at a curry party on Friday night during lockdown.
Her judgment that it was “quite necessary for work” – when teetotaler Rishi Sunak was fined by the Met simply for singing happy birthday moments before a Downing Street meeting – is absurdly contradictory.
However, being a shallow, wooden Chancellor, Starmer is guilty as charged.
And Labor is sticking by it.
The grief of the nation
It’s hard to name a world leader who is kind, decent, and popular with almost everyone.
But Shinzo Abe was all of that during his long tenure as Japan’s prime minister, as our own past prime ministers and queen attest.
His murder by a fanatic is a terrible tragedy.
Britain has lost a friend.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5736258/sun-says-slash-petrol-prices/ Gasoline prices need to be reduced and the watchdog is sleeping at the wheel