Wednesday, February 29, 2012
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Typical sweep it under the carpet behaviour from a spokesman from the Treasury again, the old peddling of "chancellor has done blah blah, it would be dearer if he hadn't done so blah blah", heard it all before.
Surely the Government must ralise that the increasing fuel prices have a detrimental effect on trade--everything we buy has at some time been transported by a petrol or diesel vehicle. The end result is higher prices-less consumer purchases ehich worens the economy.
I see oil prices have jumped $4 today alone, no doubt due to market spivs driving the price up as a result of increasing tensions in Iran to gleefully line their own pockets. How can the government justify the extremely ridiculous level of fuel duty in this country? And the added whammy of VAT of 20% on top? This country is going to grind to a complete standstill unless the treasury realise a very serious problem we've been having is going to escalate to something that the events of 2008 didn't even register on the crisis radar.
Take all the TAX off fuel and add it all to alcohol, this would deter young underage drinkers, it would reduce the burden on the NHS and also reduce the pressure put on Police in every town and city every weekend. Other than that we should have a natonal campaign to boycot say Shell garages for two weeks then pick another say BP this would soon prompt Shell and BP to get the goverment to do something.
I guess you guys have never heard of jevons paradox or Peak Oil
The soaring cost of fuel doesent just affect the motorist or transport, it affecting all families by eroding away at their standard of living,the price of fuel now is so high that as a product it does not give value for money, it therefore flawed, not cost effective for purpose, and the british people have become victims because of it.
We should also be asking for the price of derv to be lower than petrol. Derv comes before petrol in the refining proces,and is therefor cheeper to produce. In all the countries I have visited derv is cheeper than petrol. Is this the oil companies or is it the Government?
Who was the "BRIGHT SPARK" who decided to sell petrol and diesel by the litre?? was this because it "SOUNDS CHEAPER"? and the public will be fooled? well think on THE PUBLIC IS NOT FOOLED,the public has more sense than you give us credit for.Is this what is called "COMMON SENSE".Something this Government is going to learn in a BIG BIG way.
The government takes every special interest group and minority seriously with the exception of motorists. Yet motorists subsidise general taxation income to a considerable and growing extent. This is grossly unfair and the voracious government know it. They are willing to spend extraordinary amounts on ridiculous and unsustainable rail projects which are not required but very little on roads. Clearly they consider independent motorists with increasing contempt as a cash cow to subsidise their ever growing needs for money.