High petrol prices are GOOD for us, says Cabinet minister
I think he should have known better about how the majority live..or maybe he lives on other planet?
A cabinet minister welcomed spiralling petrol prices last night as an incentive for drivers to make fewer car journeys.
Environment Secretary Hilary Benn said the high cost of oil helps force people off the road and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
He also launched a robust defence of road tax rises for more than nine million cars - insisting it was right that they should also apply to second-hand vehicles.
Mr Benn's remarks triggered a backlash from motoring groups, who accused him of 'rejoicing in drivers' despair'