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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 7th September 2005
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Fuel Protests

Here we go again.......

I sympathise with truckers and business that rely on fuel, the cost is now officially barmy.

In Spain last week I paid less than 1 euro a litre, considerably less than here - why?

I think duty should be lowered, even if only until prices drop again.

Whilst the price won't affect me because we don't use horific amounts of juice, I will support thgis if it happens.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 7th September 2005
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The missus works for a small haulage business and this effects them a great deal. Small to medium sized business is now the main stay of the British economy and they seem to get heavily penalised on fuel. I'd support a tiered system that allows businesses reliant on road transport to pay less tax. There are companies who are no longer able to keep a full compliment of vehicles on the road - they are literally laying people off because they can't pay the increase in fuel

There is one light on the horizon. Most petrol station signs work like this:


so it's going to be a bit difficult doing this:


'cos there ain't enough space!
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 7th September 2005
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Not a bad idea! Shame for OG though. He'd need a M_A_S_S_I_V_E tank to keep the 911 going for more than a couple of days!
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 7th September 2005
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Did you know that a tank of petrol costing 60 is made up of 15 for the juice and 45 tax

Just think that to pay that 60 you had to earn 100, the government had 40 of the earnings + National insurance etc etc, so of that 100 from your employer 85 goes to Tony just so you can buy 15 worth of petrol......

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