Letter: Budget losers

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Sir: "The elderly, disabled and rural residents are totally dependent on the car" declares the RAC in a heart-rendingly emotional response to Budget fuel price rises ("Buy smaller car, drivers are warned").

If the RAC's conscience is really troubling its new owners so heavily, perhaps they might consider offering their services free to these needy groups, cross-subsidising this by raising charges to young, fit townies. Or, if they are really serious, they would be negotiating with government for direct subsidies to groups in need.

I do not suppose, however, that business or political logic will appeal to the professional whingers who make up the motor lobby. My RAC subscription renewal will go into the bin.

PETER D BROWN

London N1

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