George Osborne has scrapped the 3p-a-litre fuel duty rise set for August 1, in what Labour last night branded "the fastest U-turn in history".
George Osborne has scrapped the 3p-a-litre fuel duty rise set for August 1, in what Labour last night branded \"the fastest U-turn in history\".
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MICHAEL SETTLE UK POLITICAL EDITOR
The Chancellor made the surprise announcement to freeze fuel duty until January, just hours after Ed Balls, his Labour shadow, called on Tory rebels to help the Opposition defeat the UK Government in a Commons vote on the issue next week.
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