Thursday, May 24, 2012
This 30 minute video shows the discussion/debate in Parliament yesterday lead by the excellent Robert Halfon MP (A big supporter of FairFuelUK). Robert thanks the Campaign's efforts at about 18 minutes 28 seconds into the Video.  


Frustratingly, the Treasury Minister (last 8 minutes)  still does not get it, that a fuel duty cut will stimulate the economy. Instead she focuses on how the Govt are doing great things and have stopped 10p in fuel duty rises in the last 12 months. She also implies that Oil Prices are the problem, not the 60% taken by Govt in tax.

Please sit down with a glass of wine and see how Parliament works in Committee.

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[ posted by Garry Clark, 24.05.12 12:48 ]

They are not listening!! Despite Robert's best efforts, the government are just, either plainly stupid, or ignorant!! And they have the gall to suggest THEY have done us the favour, GET REAL!! I'm sorry, but the Govt,( my MP included!!) are simply not interested!

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[ posted by Michael Jones, 24.05.12 13:45 ]

At the end, she goes on about how the current government scrapped their increase plans...they still haven't lowered anything, they just haven't put them up!!

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[ posted by Martin Webb, 24.05.12 14:50 ]

What planet are this goverment on. Don't they realize what effect higher fuel prices are have on motorists!!!. The sooner we get rid of this goverment the better.

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[ posted by Adrian Hawkins, 24.05.12 16:14 ]

This is the response I got from my MP to the campaign email ..........


"Thank you for contacting me on this important issue. You may be aware that my personal view is that we need world leaders to put pressure on oil suppliers to bring forth extra supplies at these times of rising world oil prices which would provide a firmer basis for stabilizing petrol prices. I have written to the Prime Minister urging such action.

I do take on board the report prepared for the Fairfuel tax campaign on the impact of rising fuel tax and I was anxious that Ministers gave it due consideration. However, now the Budget is set and consideration given to that report any change will require a proposition which raises money in an alternative way.

I should add that I recently suffered a bad accident and I am not back in Parliament full time yet and so I have been unable to participate in the budget debate which has taken place since the Budget Speech.

Regards

Annette Brooke"

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[ posted by David Britten, 24.05.12 17:07 ]

If you need an example of obdurate stubbornness and unrelenting stupidity, then the government minister's response to the case for cheaper fuel set out by Robert Halfon MP has to be it

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[ posted by alan bailey, 24.05.12 19:43 ]

who voted this fool in to her job that she is clearly not up to, to completely miss the points raised and to tell us that they have listened and acted on fuel duty she must think that we are all fools, does she not understand that fuel duty is raised on a percentage basis and so the higher the price of fuel for whatever reason the more fuel duty they get in their coffers, she then talks about a duty in august that has not come into force yet as though they will need to put up other taxes to cover it, how ridiculous,

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[ posted by Jim king, 24.05.12 20:55 ]

I must say I have to say fair play to the Rt Honourable Robert Halfon, as for the others in that meeting i wonder what planet they just fell off to be honest.

What part of "its not about not raising fuel duty, its about significantly cutting it" do they miss

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[ posted by Ron Williams, 28.05.12 21:27 ]

If ita about raising extra revenue, after all we are told the countrys in a bad state, then lets get our house in order, stop providing foriegn aid because we cant afford it , were not a bottomless pit of money.

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[ posted by Jim King, 29.05.12 22:02 ]

Mr Alan Bailey - Just wanted to correct you is all, I agree with the spirit of your comment, really I do. However you wrote "does she not understand that fuel duty is raised on a percentage basis and so the higher the price of fuel for whatever reason the more fuel duty they get in their coffers"

This is not strictly true. See "Fuel Duty" as its known to them is a fixed price. Its set at a price per litre rate, this is currently 57.95p per litre, that's why they keep raising it "with inflation". Fuel duty is also subject to VAT so that's another Fixed 11p per litre.

so even in stupid oil company charity week when fuel is free and the oil company are going to also pay all overheads, it would still cost you 69p per litre at the pump.

however you are partially correct as the part that is fuel cost is also subject to VAT so as the oil prices raise then yeah they take more revenue, but its VAT, not "Fuel Duty".

Not trying to be a clever s***, I Just wanted to point this out otherwise you would get back a letter from your MP saying the same thing, but with a lot of waffle between about "how we have helped the motorist" is all.

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[ posted by Tony, 07.06.12 18:43 ]

We must fight otherwise our daily life is going to be harder to live day by day, and this country is going to slip further backwards lining up with other much poorer county's y we are not going to be in a position to help these struggling country's.

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[ posted by Ken Harvey, 11.06.12 11:30 ]

After seeing this performance it's about time the MPs lost the mileage allowance maybe this would concentrate there minds on the problem of fuel tax when it hit's them in the pocket, while they get mileage allowance they don't feel the pain keep up the good work Quentin & Robert Halfon

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[ posted by Ken Harvey, 11.06.12 11:32 ]

After seeing this performance it's about time the MPs lost the mileage allowance maybe this would concentrate there minds on the problem of fuel tax when it hit's them in the pocket, while they get mileage allowance they don't feel the pain keep up the good work Quentin & Robert Halfon

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[ posted by neil preston, 12.06.12 15:24 ]

has this government gone mad i wish someone would give them a good kicking and wake them up also give george osbourne £10 and let him see how much fuel he gets not enough to get him to number 10 probably so come on mr osbourne wake up drop the vat on fuel get the econamy running so that we can start living properly or does he want us to end up like greece we are in 2012 not the 1800s

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