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Originally Posted by Asterix View Post
I have just received this as an email, don't know what your thoughts are peeps.

Forwarding a message I received.....

See what you think and pass it on if you agree with it

We are hitting 99p a litre in some areas now, soon we will be faced with
paying 1+ a litre.
Philip Hollsworth offered this good idea:

This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the 'don't buy petrol on a certain day
campaign that was going around last April or May!
The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't
continue to hurt ourselves by refusing to buy petrol.
It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them. BUT,
whoever thought of this idea has come up with a plan that can really work.

Please read it and join in!

Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think
that the cost of a litre is CHEAP, we need to take aggressive action to
teach them that BUYERS control the market place not sellers. With the price
of petrol going up more each day, we consumers need to take action. The only
way we are going to see the price of petrol come down is if we hit someone
in the pocket by not purchasing their Petrol!
And we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves.

Here's the idea:

For the rest of this year DON'T purchase ANY petrol from the two biggest oil
companies (which now are one), ESSO and BP.

If they are not selling any petrol, they will be inclined to reduce their
prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow
But to have an impact we need to reach literally millions of Esso and BP
petrol buyers. It's really simple to do!!
Now, don't wimp out on me at this point... keep reading and I'll explain how
simple it is to reach millions of people!!

I am sending this note to a lot of people. If each of you send it to at
least ten more (30 x 10 = 300)...
and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) ...
and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people,
we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers!
If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each,
then 30 million people will have been contacted!
If it goes one level further, you guessed it.....


Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all (and not
buy at ESSO/BP) How long would all that take?
If each of us sends this email out to ten more people within one day of
receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the
next 8 days!!! Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense
to you, please pass this message on.

It's easy to make this happen. Just forward this email, and buy your petrol
at Asda,Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons, Jet, Cyma etc. i.e. boycott BP and
Hi sounds good to me but Shell uk produce all fuels for BP and Esso at the Stanlow oil refinery i worked there at one time so i would know that Gareth.
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