Who do we blame? The UK government! What do we want? Cheap fuel prices! Who do we blame…
You get the picture. Just under half of drivers blame the UK government for the high cost of fuel. Not surprising news in itself but it comes as part of a new survey that shows two-thirds of motorists are cutting back on driving due to rising fuel prices.
If this means more people walk round the corner to Tesco’s (Yip, guilty) then some good will have come out of it. But that’s a bit like saying nuclear war will kill off two-thirds of the world’s population meaning smaller queues at Greggs. Weighing up the pros and cons, it’s not worth it, not matter how good their oval bites are.
We need our cars almost as much as we need to eat. If things continue at this rate it won’t be long before fuel protests become a popular thing to do at the weekend. And how long before David Cameron wakes to a small but enthusiastic group of protestors on his lawn. Seriously Camo, you don’t need this headache - you’re a busy man that needs his sleep.
I tried to find a picture of Camo’s lawn but the closest I could find was the PM standing on Obama’s lawn. Not what I was after but it gives a nice link to the question of ‘What happens next?’
In America, Google – clearly inspired by Boris Johnson (see a couple of blog posts ago) – have started installing 71 electric vehicle-charging stations at its Mountain View campus with plans for 250 more. The significance, we’re at a tipping point.
Tipping points can be hard to see.
The Interior Minister asks Hosni Mubarak to write a "Farewell Letter" to the Egyptian people. Mubarak replies: "Why? Where are they going?"
Pretty good joke but one that underlines that Mubarak just never saw it coming. This is not a political blog so I’m not talking about helping Camo pack his bags. Every movement has its tipping point and high fuel prices combined with the WCW team of Google and Johnson makes me feel we have reached a significant moment in the future of motoring.
All the best,