Just a quick post for my American readers.
At the pump, meanwhile, U.S. gas prices continued to climb, reaching a national average of $4.086 a gallon, according to a survey of stations by AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express.
Diesel fuel in the UK is now up to $12 a gallon. Petrol is not far behind. From The Sun in May-
Our diesel costs 48.8p a litre before tax and duty are added. But at the pump, with 58 per cent tax added, it averages 116.6p.
As the Mail notes that price is now around 131.8p a litre. A pretty drastic rise in a little over a month.
The irony is that, before tax, we actually have some of the cheapest fuel in Europe. And despite the effect of the fuel price rise on citizens Labour are planning not only to increase fuel tax again this summer but they're also increasing the cost of taxing your car.