Watching the World: Priming the pump for trouble

10/09/2000
The fuel price protests, when they began to bite across Britain in mid-September, caught everyone-not least the ruling New Labour government-on the back foot. Images of service stations with queues stretching off into the distance, "go slow" demonstrations on the motorways, and blockaded refinery gates all crowded the front pages, and yet the first response by Prime Minister Tony Blair and his most senior cabinet members was incredulity. With general industrial unrest and organized protest raising the specter of the notorious coal miners' strikes of the early 1980s, Blair tried first to pressure Big Oil, and then the police, to tear down the blockades. Neither would. Oil companies cla...
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