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Get real on petrol prices

Letters

I read Dave Brown's remarks about fuel prices with condemnation, stating that they are not high in the UK but rather low in Europe and his suggestion to British lorry drivers that they improve fuel efficiency!

I suppose he would also suggest that petrol prices in the USA are extremely low and ought to be brought up to match those in this country.

If he bothered to approach lorry drivers and their transport companies he would be persuaded that efficiency has already been stretched to the limit.

It is a little alarming that Mr Brown makes such comments, bearing in mind he is a transportation engineer himself.

Unless he drives a company car, in which case petrol is not an object, then surely he must realise that he 'has been taken for a ride'.

'The best course of action', to use his own words, is not for 'the rest of the world' to raise prices in accordance with the UK but for people in this country to show that they know how to react to unpopular government decisions.

John N Karadelis, 11 Rydal Close, Allesley, Coventry CV5 9DW

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