Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thanks to all those rain-soaked supporters who made the trip to London. We filled the House of Commons, stopped traffic in Westminster and delivered a ground-breaking report to door of Number 10. National Fair Fuel Day was covered by TV, radio and papers throughout the day. Even FOX TV from America was there. This is intelligent public protest at its very finest. As I sat in a packed committee room in the House of Commons with our tireless parliamentary ally, Robert Halfon MP, I was enormously proud of what the day achieved.

 

Together we've catapulted high fuel duty to the top of the political agenda and asked vital questions about the damage it does to the UK economy. We've also begun an important debate to examine the real numbers behind fuel taxation. How can a government possibly defend a taxation regime that forces its citizens to pay £80 in tax for fuel that actually costs just £24. That's right - to pay for a £60 fill up, we have to earn £104. That huge tax take is national insurance, income tax, VAT and fuel duty. The oil companies get just twenty four quid. That's why the UK has the second highest fuel duty in the entire world. These are numbers we need to know.

 

Fair Fuel will also insist that we know how many jobs are lost and how much economic activity is damaged every time fuel duty goes up. The Treasury hasn't done these figures and its time they did. Because the weight of these absurd numbers and the pressure of public protest will bring about a sea change in fuel taxation. The UK has reached a tipping point and politicians are now realising that this impossible financial pressure on families and businesses can't continue. Yesterday was a huge success. Well done everybody.


Quentin Willson




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[ posted by ian charlesworth, 13.03.12 13:29 ]

what a joke you lot are in the rain no one turned up give it up and let real people take the fight to the govenment yourpetitions just ge t binned and your lobbying dose nothing join us and make a real differance.peter carroll on radiop city addmitted tha t ti was a flop , your whole game plan is pointless it dose nothing at all help sortr ouit fuel tax etc, you have put us back months with irrisponsible epetitions and badgering the mps who dont care about us the rha are in with them. cameron only understands one thing direct action not pussyfooting around.

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[ posted by Marc Ayre, 13.03.12 17:38 ]

How can you say it was a success when the Government hasnt listened to you and fuel has been rising steadily for the last couple of weeks we held a protest at grangemouth and it was more of a success than your lobbying dont you think its time to join the people and fight with us maybe you should just admit defeat and start listening to the people its our time we are sick and tired of being bullied by a Government that doesnt care wot the people think its time for direct action.

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[ posted by john mayberrry, 14.03.12 10:41 ]

HOW CAN THIS MARCH BE CLASSED AS A SUCCESS THE FUEL HAS JUMPED 2P SINCE THE MARCH AS I SAID EARLIER IF YOU THINK THIS GOVT ARE GOING TO CUT THE TAX TO GET THE ECONOMY MOVING AND WE ARE TALKING A MASSIVE 30P/LITRE YOU ARE KIDDING YOURSELF ON. ITS TIME FOR ACTION INSTEAD OF PETITIONS FAIRFUEL UK IS A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME AS I SAID BLOCKADES,BLOCKADES,BLOCKADES,BLOCKADES,BLOCKADES,BLOCKADES,BLOCKADES,BLOCKADES,BLOCKADES,BLOCKADES,BLOCKADES,BLOCKADES,BLOCKADES,BLOCKADES,BLOCKADES,BLOCKADES,BLOCKADES,BLOCKADES,BLOCKADES,BLOCKADES WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO LISTEN QUENTIN WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE THE TORIES DONT GIVE A TOSS ABOUT YOUR STUPID MARCHES AND PETITIONS ACTION MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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[ posted by Brian Watson, 14.03.12 13:29 ]

I would like to congratulate you all for your hard work.But i must agree with Mr Charlesworth MrAyre and Mr Mayberrry the goverment is not listening.I hate to say this but i think some kind of action will have to be taken.Do not forget it is not just fuel road tax is going up every year my wifes has just gone up £10-00 i hate to think what my tax will be.Insurance keeps going up we live in a rural area and are retired.Lke millions of others we can not afford to go out as much as we would like.No good emailing my MPhe is not intrested.

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[ posted by Lesley Watson (Drive4U), 15.03.12 12:06 ]

Although I am a keen supporter of this campaign, we are a small family-run airport transfers company based in Dorset, I cannot see how the mass lobby can be claimed to have been a big media success. We were hoping to attend this event but couldn't get office cover so could not go. We keenly watched the BBC 6 O'Clock news that evening to see how it went but there was no mention of it! Also scoured the next morning's newspaper (Daily Mail) but again it was not mentioned!
This fuel tax and duty is killing our business but when I sent the recommended email to our MP I just received a stereo-typed email back giving all the reasons why it could not be reduced!!
I'm afraid I'm beginning to feel that the only way to get the government to take any notice is by taking drastic action such as everybody boycotting all fuel stations for 24 or even 48 hours. I know there will be people saying that they would find it difficult by if we could manage it in our line of business, it should surely be possible for most other people to do so? Just an idea.

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[ posted by Gary Rushworth, 15.03.12 16:55 ]

Come on this goverment will not listen until it is forced too, So lets make them listen we did it in early 2000 and the french do it regulary BLOCKARDS it when food and every other goods cant get on to the shelves. They WILL listen.

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[ posted by David Anderson, 16.03.12 13:25 ]

I hear today that the Italians are continuing their ongoing transport strike and that even Fiat Group Automobiles are having to join in since their production is suffering!!
If this government doesnt listen to the hundreds of thousands struggling to pay for ESSENTIAL travel we should have the same here!!

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[ posted by Roger Neal, 23.03.12 22:33 ]

Are there any VAT specialists out there? A number of people have been asking about VAT law. As I and others understand it, VAT is only chargeable on goods or services. If this is the case, are the government charging an illegal amount of VAT on fuel? i.e If the cost of the fuel at the pump is something like £0.45p per litre before fuel duty, then VAT should only be paid ont that figure making the amount of VAT payable should only be £0.09p per litre instead of £0.25p per litre when paid on cost of fuel plus fuel duty. Can anyone clarify this point? Is it worth a test case in the courts?

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[ posted by Nigel Osmond, 24.03.12 15:43 ]

My daily commute to work is 40 miles each way and I am shift worker and have no option but to use my car and I can't afford to purchase a modern more effocient model.
In additional I see foreign trucks whose tanks are full of cheaper fuel purchased on the continent using UK roads for free who UK hauliers can't compete with.
With the increase in airport departure duty we have politicians who are making it unaffordable for us to holiday abroad and in the Uk.
Thanks George that is 2 more business sectors you are destroying - and you want to get the Uk out of recession?

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[ posted by Mike Davis, 01.04.12 14:46 ]

It's great news that at last people are starting to make their feelings known about the ridiculous cost of fuel in the UK. Without cars, HGV's, taxis, buses, motorcycles etc, the whole infrastructure of the UK ecconomy would collapse. I for one support your campaign. For anyone reading this wishing to help the campaign by starting their own groups, then please feel free to become a free member of Road Ravers when the site goes live next week. The site is completely free for all to use. Have your say and lets support this fantastic campaign by commenting on the Road Ravers "Fuel prices" forum section. Mr Willson, please email me if interested.

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[ posted by emma, 17.03.13 14:58 ]

Please keep up the hard work, I signed your petiton and also forwarded my concerns to my MP who is equally as keene in getting this fuel duty reduced, its crippling the country and you asked all the relevant questions.
If your MP justifies increases in fuel duty isnt it time to use your right as a voter to vote for a better MP who represents their constituents rather than their own interests @Lesley Watson!!

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