|London, 26 Apr 2005.
For immediate release.
"Everything we buy and all services we use involve road travel and the cost of all goods and services are affected greatly by the extortionate rates of fuel duty. 80% of the purchase price of all fuel goes to the treasury. Every time a tradesman visits your home, much of what he charges you will be going to the treasury. Every item you buy in a shop, likewise."ABD spokesman Nigel Humphries urges voters to make sure to voice their concerns over extortionate fuel taxes:
"Even those who don't drive are indirectly parting with huge amounts of money through this stealth tax, yet many probably don't realise it. It's stifling the British economy and pushing pensioners and those on lower incomes into poverty. It would not be so bad but of approximately 42 billion taken by the government in road tax each year, only around 6 billion gets reinvested in our crumbling transport system."