Originally Posted by Nos4r2
I think there's a gap for a new party now. The rapid expansion of information availability has meant that there's far more people who ARE aware of what's going on. The way British political parties play around and the sheer arrogance of MPs in thinking they won't get caught leaves the public more and more disgusted with the system.
Which just leads to disaffection, low voter turn out and general apathy, and thats the worst of all outcomes because then some non entity wins more seats not because they are wanted, but because there is no credible alternative.
Public disgust must be at an all time high though, and without going off topic its the Euro MEP's that take the biscuit for doing nothing and getting paid a fortune. The whole Euro gravy train is a wash with money that they cant claim (fiddle) expenses for fast enough ! Its those guys we should really be disgusted at.
Anyway .. back on topic .. I have the answer to Gordon's woes
HMRC charge two different rates of VAT on diesel already .. 5% on red and 17.5% on white
So there is scope to vary the VAT charge levied, If they are making so much extra revenue from the extra tax as the price of a barrel has risen, surely the tax can be varied to take account of this, and not impede those who 'have' to rely on fuel