Economic rationality from this government!
A stepping up by the Government, along with its international partners, of pressure on the Opec oil-exporting countries to increase production, forcing down fuel prices. A Whitehall source said: "Our hands are tied a bit here – if we cut petrol taxes there is no guarantee the savings would be passed on to the motorist."
Compare and contrast that with McCain\’s and Clinton\’s glib assumption that cutting the gas tax would pass straight through to consumers. For the answer is, of course, that it depends.