When VAT is included, the increase will actually total 2.3p.
So the actual increase is 2.3p, but what they fail to mention is the actual increase at the pumps will be closer to 5p a litre. It always is, as the retailers see it as an opportunity to grab a bit more profit (not that they really make any on petrol anyway).
The government says the extra duty is needed to help fund public investment
Is it really, Darling, you cretinous fucking loon (I assume it was you to come out with such fucking drivel)? After all, given your dubious economic policies up until this point, couldn't you just print some more money?
When are they going to roll out the line about spending on schools and hospitals suffering if they reduced the duty? It's surely overdue by now.