9 October 2000
Food supplies targeted by fuel group

By FWi staff

FUEL protesters may target food supplies as part of their campaign to force down diesel and petrol prices, reports the Financial Times.

Last month, farmers led many of the protests at oil refineries which came close to bringing the country to a standstill.

Haulier Robert Burns, a leader at Scottish protests, says renewed action may focus on supermarket depots and distribution centres.

Protesters have vowed resume action if Chancellor Gordon Brown refuses to make concessions on fuel duty.

Last week environmental group Greenpeace, which wants fuel duty revenue to fund alternative energy, said it would send activists to challenge protesters.

The FWi homepage is marking the countdown to the 60-day deadline which protesters gave the chancellor.