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Rishi Sunak Struggles To Use Petrol Station Card Machine Amid Soaring Fuel Costs

Rishi Sunak Struggles To Use Petrol Station Card Machine Amid Soaring Fuel Costs

Oh dear...

Gregory Robinson

Gregory Robinson

Rishi Sunak was filmed trying - and failing - to use his bank card while buying petrol.

Watch the awkward clip below:

The Chancellor of the Exchequer visited a petrol station on Wednesday and attempted to buy a can of Coke after filling up his red Kia Rio motor.

Sky News captured the gaffe, which aired following his spring statement at the House of Commons, as Brits struggle with the cost-of-living crisis.

Prices of petrol have soared in recent weeks and Sunak confirmed there will be a 5p-a-litre cut to fuel duty during his spring update to help drivers struggling with rising costs hitting record highs almost daily.

However, driving bodies and experts are calling for Sunak to do more to help motorists.

Rishi Sunak delivered his spring update on Wednesday. (

RAC suggests the cut to fuel duty will only save drivers £3 off the cost to fill a 55-litre family car.

The cut Sunak announced at the spring update means the rate will be reduced to 52.92p for petrol and diesel until March 2023. The current rate is 58.95p per litre.

The cost of living has surged in the last few months, with Brits struggling fill up their tanks at petrol pumps as well as steep increases in energy bills and food prices.

Inflation reached 6.2 per cent in February, the highest level in three decades, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Petrol prices have soared in recent weeks. (

The surge in prices are a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, with Russia one of the largest suppliers of crude oil in the world.

Russia supplies over a third of Europe's oil, with supplies potentially being limited due to their ongoing conflict.

It is the latest blow for Brits, after earlier in 2022, Ofgem announced energy prices will rise by £693 this year.

The energy regulator confirmed that from 1st April, the average household bills will increase by 54 per cent to £1,971.

Featured Image Credit: Sky News

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