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Old 06 December 2006, 12:15   #11
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A government that did not wast soooo much of our money!!!
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Old 06 December 2006, 12:23   #12
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Old 06 December 2006, 19:09   #13
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We could put income tax up instead, and cut fuel tax - what would you prefer?
Actually I would prefer it if people would realise that Gordon was pissing on their backs and telling them it was raining.
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What can I say except SCUM SCUM SCUM!!!

The minute the oil price dips a fraction they stick even more TAX on our fuel - when the oil price rises again because of their crackpot policies we suffer even more!!!

SCUM SCUM SCUM
What can I say except dumb dumb dumb!!! We keep on buying and buying and buying... taxes on all the consumables, fuel, alcohol, tobacco, etc.etc. etc. the consumer always gets raped...
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Old 06 December 2006, 22:06   #15
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What can I say except dumb dumb dumb!!! We keep on buying and buying and buying... taxes on all the consumables, fuel, alcohol, tobacco, etc.etc. etc. the consumer always gets raped...
The trouble is we don't really have a choice when it comes to fuel - a car is essential.
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Which reminds me... when you need to take the flywheel off.... after you find you've bought a duffer......I've got some tools to do the job...... The rental rate is really quite reasonable......
Will it include VAT.
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Actually I would prefer it if people would realise that Gordon was pissing on their backs and telling them it was raining.
As I said before - is there any way of telling if we are getting shafted more in this country than others?

Take a look at this:
http://www.aaroadwatch.ie/eupetrolprices/

Despite the general whingeing that goes on from the Swansea massive, we're paying the same (+ or - a few cents) for unleaded as Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Finland, Portugal, Norway and Denmark. All countries with a comparable standard of living.

Looking at the european countries that are substantially cheaper:

Greece, Spain, Baltic states - you simply don't earn the same amount of money there, so everything is always going to be relatively cheaper.
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Despite the general whingeing that goes on from the Swansea massive, we're paying the same (+ or - a few cents) for unleaded as Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Finland, Portugal, Norway and Denmark. All countries with a comparable standard of living.

Looking at the european countries that are substantially cheaper:

Greece, Spain, Baltic states - you simply don't earn the same amount of money there, so everything is always going to be relatively cheaper.

Of course only people in Swansea are unhappy about the fuel prices - everyone else LOVES paying so much - no wonder they can shaft us all the time - people just roll over and take it.

Considering I run diesel cars - from the chart you posted - the UK has the dearest diesel in the World - GREAT!!!

Yes there are a few small countries that charge as much for petrol as the UK - bigger countries usually charge less.European countries have always been known for high taxes - doesn't make it right - after all someone has to pay for the MEP's lifestyles.

Britain is really much closer to countries like the USA - Canada and Australia - compare our prices to theirs.

High fuel prices strangle economies - how much leisure boating would there be in the USA or Oz if they paid as much as we do???
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http://www.ybw.com/auto/newsdesk/200...29mbmnews.html

Here you go, you'll be able to whinge about the cost of diesel as well now!
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I know someone in particular who's gonna be pissed off!
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