Support grows for A55 go-slow fuel protesters
The campaign group Fuel Protest 2008 North West UK and Wales is now up to 500+ members on the social networking site, Facebook, which suggests an endorsement of their plans to bring traffic to a halt on the A55 next month.
The Evening Leader explains more about the group - which intends to drive to the Welsh Assembly offices in Colwyn Bay on July 4. Meanwhile, http://rhuthun.blogspot.com is keeping a running total on fuel prices at the pumps at Ruthin, Denbigh, Rhyl, Mold, and Wrexham.
Whether the protest will help their campaign remains to be seen - not least because we're used to slow traffic on the road any way [roadworks planned] - but judging by the comments on Facebook there is support:
"If we stand together then something will have to be done."
- Daniel Rowlands [Wales]
Good luck with it, i think you have virtually everyones support!
- Chris Cottrill [West Midlands]
However, Carl Sargeant, Alyn and Deeside AM, points out in the Leader that a march on the Assembly might not help: "...the Welsh Assembly has no tax-raising powers. This is a global issue caused by the rising price of oil..."