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ref date:30 Oct 2000 (WBA)
Blair would use army against public in fuel protests

Fuel TAX protests

Blair has said he will use the army in two weeks time to seize PRIVATE property, namely oil tankers and oil depots, to force fuel supplies through regardless of how many outcries he hears from the public who are being scrwed for 73% fuel tax across the so called "UK"

David Handley, a Monmouthshire farmer, said: "If they think they are going to change this country from a democratic state to a dictatorship they've got a major problem."

David Heathcoat-Amory, the shadow trade and industry secretary, said: "The government should be listening to drivers and dealing with the cause of this, which is excessive taxation, rather than seeking to strengthen the powers of the state."