A scathing attack on the fuel protesters has come from Bill Connor, general secretary of the shop workers union Usdaw. He said the "mindless determination" of a "motley crew" to blockade fuel depots could threaten the livelihoods of 500,000 workers and had no support from the general public. He also challenged the "self appointed leader of the fuel protest lobby" David Handley to debate the issues with himon TV or radio. {{NEWS }}