Originally Posted by thorper
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.
That may be the case, but if you look at the pre-tax fuel prices, the UK has some of the cheapest in the World. Therefore, we are being royally shafted at the pumps.
If it really is being increased for 'green reasons', why isn't the tax income being ring-fenced for environmental projects?