Fuel protests originally planned to take place next Wednesday (9th June) have been postponed.

The People’s Fuel Lobby, who organised the demonstrations in 2000 that nearly brought the UK to a stand-still, said that the government’s decision to place the September duty increases “under review” had prompted them to postpone the first of their series of demonstrations.

The Lobby’s leader, Andrew Spence, said: “At this moment in time with Gordon Brown’s comments being of a positive nature we feel it would be insensitive to pursue the actions of fuel protests.”

He continued: “We will be reviewing the situation and monitoring Mr Brown’s remarks on a daily basis and the next time there will be no warnings.”

Mr Spence did not rule out further demonstrations later in the year.