Fuel Protests

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 3:47 pm on 25th October 2000.

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Photo of Bill Rammell Bill Rammell Labour, Harlow 3:47 pm, 25th October 2000

If we are to pursue such a fatuous debating style, I could ask the hon. Gentleman why the hon. Member for North Essex (Mr. Jenkin) was on holiday during the fuel crisis, when, according to the Evening Standard, he had been given advance notice of the protests. I shall not stress that point, because it is fatuous. The hon. Gentleman should explain why his party is being so disingenuous. It launched the fuel escalator and then disclaimed responsibility for it—