AT long last ministers are considering a “Pumpwatch” body to stop drivers being ripped off on the forecourts.
We first backed this simple idea six years ago.
And we warmly welcome the Government finally coming round to it.
Pumpwatch would monitor petrol and diesel prices nationwide to ensure they fall as fast as they rise . . . dropping with the wholesale market, not weeks later.
But if Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is to give it the nod in his March Budget, as we hope, it will need teeth.
Naming and shaming rip-off garages is all very well.
Some will just brazen it out.
Mr Hunt may need a full-on regulator to beat the profiteers.
THE only glimmer of hope as the Met Police is engulfed by scandal is that the new chief knows how broken his force is
Commissioner Mark Rowley warns us to expect three cops a week in court as he purges every bad apple he can find.
What an indictment of his useless predecessors that this has not happened before.
One pervert PC yesterday admitted sexually abusing a girl of 14 and preying on others.
Incredibly, he was in the “Safer Schools” unit.
How did Hussain Chehab ever get recruited?
Or pass the vetting for a child welfare team?
These are mind-boggling systemic failures Sir Mark must urgently fix.
OLAF Scholz’s craven dithering over tanks has shamed his country.
But at least Germany’s Chancellor finally did the right thing.
One question now is whether the relatively modest total the Nato nations are sending Ukraine truly is a game-changer.
Given the vastness of some countries’ stocks, it so far looks a token effort.
It raises another question too.
Since we’re sending tanks, why not send Ukraine’s air force F-16 fighter jets?
Russia already has its excuse to retaliate, if it’s going to.
Why not give President Zelensky whatever he needs to stop Putin levelling his cities?
WOMEN-only spaces must be kept safe.
That trumps everything in the trans debate.
Which means toilets, changing rooms, hospital wards, refuges and prisons.
The clear risk of allowing wider and easier gender self-identification does not trouble the SNP or certain angry, blinkered men in the Labour Party.
But we are already in the insane position of placing an anatomically male double rapist in a women’s prison.
Most jailed transwomen are in men’s facilities.
A small number including Isla Bryson, formerly Adam Graham, are not.
They should all be in male jails, or a self-contained wing somewhere solely for them.