you sometimes think that the world has gone mad? Do we live in a
nanny state? Bags of salted peanuts carry warnings that they 'may
contain nuts'! Butter 'may contain dairy products'!
We are encouraged
to shop around for the best gas and electricity deals and ministers
get their undergarments in a tangle when we are reluctant to switch.
If we can not be bothered then that is our choice. Most of us have
much better things to do.
Today I read
that the Office of Fair Trading, after holding an enquiry into high
fuel prices on the forecourt, have just published their report.
Does it say that dastardly supermarkets are extracting huge profits
from innocent, unsuspecting motorists by manipulating prices? No!
Nothing of the sort!
They have discovered
that apparently motorway service stations charge substantially more
for fuel than anyone else!
Gosh. Did you
Of course you
did! Every motorist has known that ever since the motorway was invented
and most of us make sure that our tanks are full before setting
tyretreads on motorway Tarmac.
The Office of
Fair Trading has an idea - they are suggesting that signs are erected
giving advanced notice of petrol prices to motorists.
to me! Wouldn't a campaign of filling potholes be a better use of