FUEL PRICE protesters have decided to defer planned demonstrations after “positive dialogue” with the government, the Daily Telegraph reports.

The decision was made after Tony Blair stated that the planned 1.9p/litre price hike in September might be abandoned.

David Handley, chairman of Farmers for Action, told the paper that the FFA had decided not to take action for the next two or three weeks.

Andrew Spence, spokesperson for the Fuel Lobby, said most protests would be postponed, but that it was “too late in the day” to call off a “go slow” protest in Cardiff at the weekend (June 5/6).