Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Be totally clear, 37m drivers will be at the heart of the new Government’s plans to raise fuel levies, congestion charges, parking costs and environmental taxes. FairFuelUK is apolitical, totally! BUT, it is right for the benefit of motorists, commercial drivers, the economy and the environment that we look at what is the best political package for 81% of the electorate. Through your support, we asked all General Election Candidates, that’s over 3200 politicos, where they stand on the following issues?:

1. Fuel Duty
2. Urban Taxes
3. The future of diesel
4. Road congestion and investment
5. Fair and honest pricing at the pumps
 
Here is a summary of our survey results as reported by the media including the website Motoring Research

A total of 1,232 candidates from all the main political parties responded – with the Tories coming out very slightly top on the issues ranked as most important by FairFuelUK Supporters. NB:  This does not mean FairFuelUK endorses the Conservative Party. 
  • The survey revealed that two thirds of Conservative candidates want to cut fuel duty, while the rest want to see it frozen. While more than half (52.5%) of Labour candidates want to see a fuel duty freeze, 12.5% said they wanted to increase it and just over a quarter (27.5%) want to see it cut.
  • Nearly one in 10 (9.62%) of Lib Dem candidates said they wanted to see fuel duty increased, while a quarter responded with ‘no comment’ and just 11.54% said they wanted to see it cut. The rest backed a fuel duty freeze.
  • While Conservative candidates unanimously oppose a ban on diesel vehicles, only four in five (82.5%) Labour members wouldn’t agree to a diesel ban. Unsurprisingly, since it was one of the main points in their manifesto, 82.69% of Lib Dem candidates said they approved of a ban on diesel cars.
  • Both the Scottish National Party (100%) and Conservative Party (93.33%) strongly supported investing in UK roads to the same amount as HS2 – as did the majority of independent (83.33%), UKIP (80%) and Labour (80%) candidates. Just over half (51.92%) of Lib Dem respondents agreed, as did 9.28% of Green Party members.
"Voting for a party that increases fuel duty, reduces road building, bans sales of all diesel cars and vans and increases taxes for drivers means you will be helping sign a death warrant for the UK economy,” said FairFuelUK spokesman, Quentin Willson"With Brexit, rising inflation, epic congestion and economic inertia the last thing the UK needs are ill-informed politicians who will burden our transport-based economy with higher costs. This election isn’t about political ideologies but keeping our fragile economy moving.”
 
FairFuelUK rightly points out that none of the major political parties have outlined their taxation plans for drivers after the general election, prompting concerns that motorists could be seen as an easy money-spinner after June 8th.

"It seems Tory Party candidates in our survey are against fuel tax hikes or further demonisation of diesel in the next Parliament,” said FairFuelUK founder Howard Cox. "Good news perhaps, but, the lack of policies for motorists and small businesses in the party manifestos remains very chilling. "Why the secrecy? What is the next Government planning so covertly for hard-working families and white van drivers after June 8. Are they to remain the Treasury’s cash cows for the next 5 years and have to put up with the highest of taxes and lack of investment in our roads?’

To see the full results of the survey visit https://www.fairfueluk.com/PPC-Policies-FairFuelUK-Poll.pdf




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[ posted by Barry Hearn, 07.06.17 14:21 ]

If you think I'm going to vote Conservative based on your survey results then I'm afraid you are very much mistaken. A bigger bunch of jerkoff's I can't imagine, in fact none of the current bunch of MP's inspire any confidence in me.

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[ posted by Chris Dubreaux, 07.06.17 16:54 ]

Agree totally .

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[ posted by Dave, 07.06.17 17:33 ]

Gordon Brown was spending £3 billion a week more than he had coming in in taxes, Jeremy Corbins team are promising us the earth if we vote for them. Governments do not have any money other than what they raise in taxes or borrow from the IMF. we are currently paying £7 million EVERY day in interest on the money borrowed by government, including the Conservatives. The sad fact about borrowing money is that ONE day it has to be paid back, they only people that will pay this horrendous bill are our CHILDREN.

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[ posted by Dean, 07.06.17 23:57 ]

That's ok our children won't be able to afford a car so they will be rich.

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[ posted by Norman Porcher, 09.06.17 17:50 ]

"Able to afford" doesn't count for much as it is the 18-30 somethings who are the biggest burden on our economy. They are the biggest group by far having big expensive, prestige (mainly imported) cars either on Cheap loans or Plastic with out considering the debt we as a nation are building up. It has become a culture of having anything you want without paying for it. Many will not be able to keep up the payments if taxes rise (as they inevitably will) effectively dumping a massive surplus of used vehicles on the second hand market. When the Volkswagen fuel fiddling scandal was rumbled the lame/useless twats in Westminster should have all vehicle imports from
Germany SUSPENDED! As it remains one of the top sellers this would give other players in the UK car market a better chance of competing on an even basis with the cheap eastern European labour from the eastern bloc, turning out dubious diesels by the million.

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[ posted by Brian, 08.06.17 07:52 ]

I'd rather have the Tories than that moron Corbyn.

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[ posted by Michael, 09.06.17 17:26 ]

Couldn't agree more!!!!!!

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[ posted by Norman Porcher, 09.06.17 18:35 ]

How I agree with Brian & Michael. Having been in the engineering industry for 48 years, pus the dubious pleasure of being forced to be a member of a trade union (closed shop as it was known) I find the thought of voting Labour as abhorrent. The W*****s who spout the leftie garbage are a burden on civilisation. Corbyn the worst of a bad bunch, perpetuating the myth that those in Europe are our friends and will solve our problems at a stroke. COME BACK MAGGIE! NOW I WOULD NEVER HAVE THOUGHT I WOULD LIVE TO SAY THAT. The lefties will side with anyone to get hold of power again and look how Blair turned out (total disaster).

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[ posted by DMM, 07.06.17 16:36 ]

All politicians are liars, they tell you what you want to hear to get elected, I don't believe any of them will cut or freeze fuel duty, there is just to much money for them to lose in taxes if they do!

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[ posted by michael polglase, 07.06.17 18:13 ]

I own a diesel car, and was quite shocked to see my vehicle duty increase by £35 per annum! I am sure there are thousands like me who are OAPs, on the minimum wage, etc: who are in no position to exchange there diesel vehicle, and the way the government is wilfully trying to drastically reduce the number of diesel vehicles by steep rises in vehicle duty! can be the difference in being able to (a) replace there vehicle! (b) go to work!. I would ask our MPs if they would be prepared to run around in a small car all day with the engine screaming its head off (and using much more fuel) than their current vehicles? to maintain a modicum of reasonable travel? Regards, Mike Polglase

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[ posted by John Carr, 10.06.17 09:55 ]

I agree totally, being another OAP with a diesel vehicle. Politicians are very much 'flavour of the month' when it comes to changing their minds. By the way it's 'their vehicle' not 'there vehicle', maybe just a typo but you did it twice.

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[ posted by David Meacock, 07.06.17 20:44 ]

Do you want the government to waste £100+ Billion on HS2 or instead spend it on roads and other infrastructure, and services such as the NHS? If yes to HS2, then vote Conservative, Labour or Lib-Dem. If no to HS2, then vote UKIP.

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[ posted by Richard Petch, 08.06.17 07:15 ]

Very true, Ukip is the only party you can put ANY trust in, who the hell needs this HS2, think about looking after the hospitals first and stop these other parties giving our money away to countries that don't need it.

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[ posted by melvin hutchings, 08.06.17 16:57 ]

I can't see HS2 helping us in Cornwall.

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[ posted by Julie Harrison, 07.06.17 21:54 ]

Labour will be investing in green fuels so we hopefully won't need diesel much longer. There's no way I'm voting tory just because of fuel prices. It's remarkably short sited

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[ posted by Dean mercer, 07.06.17 22:20 ]

Tax on any emissions sadly hits the poorer person. As they cannot afford to buy newer cleaner cars. For these people the scrappage scheme is useless
We are all hit twice by taxing transportation once for the use of a vehicle and once by the price hikes in the shops. This must add to inflation figures.
As to greener fuels brilliant but as soon as they get popular they will get taxed too.
Look at clean 0 tax cars now taxed.
Sit down and depending on what you buy how much is the £1 you earn before income tax actually worth when all other taxes are taken out.

The environment is just a good excuse to tax tax tax.
Give me a big V8 anytime but oh my God the tax.

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[ posted by Dean, 07.06.17 23:49 ]

£1 less about 30% income tax and NI = 70p - 61% fuel taxes = 27.3p
So your hard earned £1 is actually only worth 27.3p. When buying petrol.
Lastly how can you tax a tax? To me that is immoral.
Send me your £1 coins I will give you 50p each

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[ posted by Alexis, 07.06.17 22:40 ]

Based on your webnote I'll be voting for Green party then as we need to get off fossil fuel so raising fuel duty would allow us to raise money for green projects whilst making fossil energy seem less desirable

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[ posted by Dean , 07.06.17 22:56 ]

I think for 1 day everyone should get their bicycles out.
Just think how much 1 day would cost the government in lost taxes.
And as a bonus you can jump red traffic lights

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[ posted by Brian Hatton, 08.06.17 14:06 ]

brill never thought of that all for it

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[ posted by Ashley , 08.06.17 20:48 ]

Don't be an idiot. If alternative energies were any use, we would have all switched years ago. Technology needs to develop and surpass existing fuels, and to be priced reasonably before you can proffer the end of fossil fuels.

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[ posted by Dougie Angus, 07.06.17 22:56 ]

The so called conservatives are very polished at being deceitful.I very rarely use the word "evil" but they're close to it even if they aren't necessarily aware of it.I have a strategy to decide whether I would trust a poitician.I study their face and ask myself if I think that person would kill for their own gain..and the Tories have the faces of killers.It's really sad.Okay so Blair was bummed by Bush and humiliated.Please remove your lying statistics.

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[ posted by Dean , 07.06.17 22:59 ]

Doesn't that apply to all politicians?

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[ posted by James Willis, 08.06.17 00:24 ]

As it is accepted that the UK is to leave the EU, could anyone please explain to me why we should keep the environmentally ludicrous EU policy of growing crops to make ethanol which is then added to road fuel? The damage caused by the ill thought out EU policy of putting ethanol in petrol to older and historic cars cars is immense but still unquantified.

I will vote for any competent politician who understands this and undertakes to take back control of our fuel.

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[ posted by Dean, 08.06.17 00:41 ]

Remember the EU hates classic cars. Hence the stupid laws they try to bring out.
Despite providing alot of jobs and revenue here

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[ posted by I Faulds, 08.06.17 00:31 ]

every bleeding heart MP type standing for government want your vote, just like they want your hard earned no contract short hour working 7 day week cash to do with WHAT THEY WANT not WHAT WE WANT, we should be able to fire any MP who fiddles the books and should not be allowed to stand as a MP ever in their life time, but all we get is YOU CAN oh yeah ! every 5 years? why bot immediately for false accounting or fraudulent practice , they all tell you what you want to hear so why not call them into account for lying after an election if they don't stick to what they publish or act on prior to gaining your vote ? may has turned around on her words so many times who would believe her in THE REAL WORLD? I sure can't,
as for brexit there are only a hand full of monkeys trying to lay down the law with 27 other countries , just like nitting spaggetti besides who can trust MP cabinet ministers who blantantly lie , even write on buses for all to see their lies and would you tryst them with your life ? becasue that's what you are doing by voting for those who only look after them selves and their friends in THE CITY not out in the sticks, or the hill tops or the vally's, flood plains, coastal ares, etc whose looking after the insurance industry ? who's looking after the energy companies ? who's looking after transport ? make your vote count FOR THE MANY NOT THE FEW !

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[ posted by Ashley , 08.06.17 20:57 ]

The bus never said we WOULD spend those millions on the NHS, only that we could.
That still remains true. We could. There are other projects that could also use that money, but the important message is that at least we will not be throwing it down that money pit they call the EU

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[ posted by I Faulds, 08.06.17 00:32 ]

every bleeding heart MP type standing for government want your vote, just like they want your hard earned no contract short hour working 7 day week cash to do with WHAT THEY WANT not WHAT WE WANT, we should be able to fire any MP who fiddles the books and should not be allowed to stand as a MP ever in their life time, but all we get is YOU CAN oh yeah ! every 5 years? why bot immediately for false accounting or fraudulent practice , they all tell you what you want to hear so why not call them into account for lying after an election if they don't stick to what they publish or act on prior to gaining your vote ? may has turned around on her words so many times who would believe her in THE REAL WORLD? I sure can't,
as for brexit there are only a hand full of monkeys trying to lay down the law with 27 other countries , just like nitting spaggetti besides who can trust MP cabinet ministers who blantantly lie , even write on buses for all to see their lies and would you tryst them with your life ? becasue that's what you are doing by voting for those who only look after them selves and their friends in THE CITY not out in the sticks, or the hill tops or the vally's, flood plains, coastal ares, etc whose looking after the insurance industry ? who's looking after the energy companies ? who's looking after transport ? make your vote count FOR THE MANY NOT THE FEW !

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[ posted by Kavi Johal, 08.06.17 07:37 ]

Labour want Road Pricing on top of Fuel Duty and Road Tax.

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[ posted by R Whiting, 08.06.17 08:37 ]

You can play with MP views and policies as much as you like. Who holds the whip hand. Why OPEC countries of course. They control prices and we all dance to that tune ,like it or not.l

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[ posted by Dean, 08.06.17 12:20 ]

Yes the oil companies control the cost of fuel. It fluctuates with the market and they can be a bit slow passing on price decreases.

But the real criminals are the people who tax fuel.
With a tax on a tax and at 61% it is disgusting.
We also have vat on any purchases we make for our vehicles.
Road tax and insurance tax .
Then a form of tax paying to park on the road which we have paid road tax for.
Britain runs on its roads time to stop taxing motorists.

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[ posted by paul archer, 08.06.17 09:56 ]

ITS BEEN SAID THAT IF JEREMY GETS IN WE WILL HAVE A LABOUR PARTY LIKE THE 1980S WHEN WE HAD A GOOD FEEL FACTOR , IF MAY GETS BACK IN WE WILL GO BACK TO THE 1800 S I KNOW WHO IM VOTING FOR A GOOD FEEL FACTOR AGAIN .

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[ posted by Arthur Hammond , 08.06.17 10:01 ]

I am an O.A.P who lives on the Government Pension and Transport from where I live is a Nightmare to get around the district so without my car I would not be able to visit my Wife in care on a Daily Basis, so Keep up the Good Work in your Quest to keep Fuel at Low Prices as Possible

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[ posted by Grareth Rees, 08.06.17 11:11 ]

To a large degree it won't matter which party you vote for as the last Government got in with 37% of the vote, that means 63% of voters did not want a Tory Government but got it all the same. The more political parties there are, the lower the percentage needed to win - and they call it democratic !!!

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[ posted by D Butterworth, 08.06.17 11:37 ]

It's not tax we should be worried about, it's the thought of a hard line communist party (labour) getting in power that should worry everyone. Our country would soon go down the sewer if that happens.

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[ posted by Fred Mason, 08.06.17 14:58 ]

I think you hit the nail on the head there "D"

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[ posted by Cliff Smith, 08.06.17 11:39 ]

It matters who gets in as they will all take the easy out even if it means breaking their word.

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[ posted by Dean mercer, 08.06.17 12:42 ]

I have never voted Tory. But they have started brexit and I find it hard to believe that any of the other major parties will not turn the decision around.
Let's get out of europe once out then vote for the best party next time around.
It would be nice to try to put the great back in Great Britain.

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[ posted by Jamie Evans, 08.06.17 14:44 ]

If like me you are getting more than a bit frustrated by the alarmism of diesel pollution and the supposed fact that diesel fumes are responsible for 40,000 deaths a year in the UK. Let's get a few real facts
1. There is no measure of deaths from pollution.
2. As usual and because of the lack of recorded deaths from pollution as a cause the alarmism is totally based on "expert analysis" and so quite easy to make anything sound plausible.
3. The 40,000 deaths are almost certainly from people who had a terminal health issue already and what is not explained of course is that diesel fumes could have contributed to them dying slightly earlier but the key message is that diesel fumes was not the primary cause of death. So what if a proportion of these people smoked or had a real fire in their homes or were pollen allergic in summer etc etc?
4. And why are all diesel car drivers being vilified? I bought a Euro 6 diesel so as to comply as much as possible with environmental concerns. If you read into what the different Euro ratings mean you will see that huge advances in reducing nitrogen oxides and particulates have been made and whilst it is desirable to perhaps continue the efforts to reduce exhaust pollution why is the case not being made to update those vehicles either with no Euro rating or a low number? Instead we see the wholesale vilification of diesel as a vehicle fuel for personal transport. This will of course allow for our well paid mayors to raise taxes based on this and put more charge zones around cities.
5. Just remember that it was the UK government that pushed us to use diesel in the first place and it is reported that a heightened nitrogen oxide emission would happen but all they were interested in was reducing CO2 because another bunch of half wits told them the world was coming to an end. Yes that's right "expert opinion from scientists" using data that is flawed, manipulated and made up rather than peer reviewed science like we should expect where the argument would withstand any amount of scrutiny. This is why we don't have the debate just the indoctrination by the climate evangelists.
6. And if you think you are immune to this because you drive a petrol car think again. What will come over the hill again very quickly is the CO2 levels.
Read David Spiegelhalter on diesel from Cambridge Uni, do a search and put the facts right!

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[ posted by Dean mercer, 08.06.17 16:07 ]

Very well said. You will never win the government will always find an excuse to tax vehicles.
Even if the emissions were fresh air.

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[ posted by James Baxter, 08.06.17 18:41 ]

Yes dean , as a 73 year old driver i was told years ago to switch to diesel as it had less pollution than petrol and cheaper. And i said then ,only till every driver has a diesel car ,then watch and see how the tax will rise. And if we all start driving electric cars they will find some way of increasing the tax on them, (fumes from the battery perhaps). One way to start cutting pollution is to remove so called speed bumps from roads which cause more pollution when you have to crawl over them, then speed up to keep up with other road users. NOT A HAPPY PENSIONER.

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[ posted by Dean mercer, 08.06.17 20:59 ]

I agree James my council likes to slow traffic down by making junctions awkward and sending traffic into mainly one area.
One question I have electric vehicles may make their area cleaner. But what about the area around the power stations?
Unless of course the power station is in France.

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[ posted by John, 08.06.17 17:37 ]

Go green?Save your Lawn cuttings!

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[ posted by Meryn, 08.06.17 18:38 ]

I read somewhere that cars only produce about 10 per cent of nox. gasses, what is producing the rest? If taxing diesel cars more then may I point out that trucks and buses/coaches and trains and boats etc. etc. should also be taxed extra otherwise it's discrimination.

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[ posted by Brian Denton, 10.06.17 07:11 ]

Greed for possession and lust for power at any price have always have always been and ever will be the greatest sins of a minority of mankind who cause the most misery in our world. Politicians are practiced liars and several are corrupt, only in the job for what they can get out of it. They promise the earth and impose taxes on just about everything in it. At least no party promised to complete the duelling of the A1 to the Scottish Borders during the run-up to the recent election; now in my 83rd year, I doubt if I will ever see it happen. C'est la bloody vie a la Grande Bretagne.

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