Friday, April 20, 2007

Petrol @ £1 - same story, two years in a row

In a petrol station tonight, I noticed that the headline in the Final edition of tonight’s Belfast Telegraph proclaimed that this summer would see petrol prices rise to £1/litre.

Which reminded me that the Bellylaugh ran a similar headline last summer. It appeared in the early edition on the morning of 10 August, and boldly proclaimed that £1/litre petrol was about to hit the wallets of NI drivers. However, two things then happened. The news of the UK airport terror plot broke, pushing the petrol story off the front page in later editions, and the petrol price rises slowed and started to decline, never reaching £1 in a majority of petrol stations.

So they dusted off the headline and brought it back today!

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