Re: Just let's not go down the Blair + Brown route shall we?
'Didnt the services (Plod, Ambulance, Army) all do the single fuel evaluation based on the Brown / Livingstone "Diesel is good" policy?'
The military at least subscribe to the NATO single fuel policy which is Diesel, I believe for logistics reasons (i.e. you have to move less of it than petrol) and safety (i.e. it has a higher flash point so fire is less of a worry).