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Old 02 December 2006, 07:22   #1
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I wouldn't normally post stuff like this on ribnet but this is going to hit all of us hard. I'm sick of being a cash cow for a grinning liar on his way out.

Incidentally, the report that recommended this was ordered by the 'new up and coming PM' Gordon Brown.

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/traveltax/
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As I understand this is to forced under preventing "global warming" gimmig... but my feeling all this is just cashing in for the governments spending

Although I do not live in UK, I am frequent over and use hire car a lot and it will be more expensive for me as normally I do up to 900 miles on 3 day trip and most on highways.

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The estimate bandied about yesterday was that it'd raise 28 billion.
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I too thought that we would be worse off with this but then it occured to me that in theory they would reduce petrol prices as a result (an excuse would probably be made for not doing that though) which might then lead to marine petrol prices being reduced as well (again probably unlikely)...any thoughts?
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IF - I repeat IF the government reduced fuel prices it would be a token gesture at best.

We already pay more than any motorists in the World - and the government spends less on our roads as a percentage than most countries.

Looked at a spot vote on the BBC news website and something like 72% of the people are against it.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/talking_point/default.stm

Simple yes/no click - try it.

I will definitely sign the petition - this government are taking the piss way too much. At one stage we were driving 2,000 miles a week - not for fun but to pay bills and taxes and keep the wolf from the door. Maybe we just shouldn't bother and live on benefits instead!!!

In the days of the Cold War Party members had their own private lanes they could use in Moscow. When Tony Blair was caught using the bus lane on the M4 they said it was for security reasons!!! Now they should never have put a bloody bus lane on a motorway anyway but to let government ministers use it and nobody else is disgusting.
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Maybe its time we all reminded our politicians both local, national and EU that they only have a job because WE vote for them to carry out OUR wishes, and if they do not want to do that we can and will vote for someone who will. I am sure if they think they are going to get kicked off the gravy train it will wake them up.
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The problem is the majority of people only do what the media tell them to. If the media had turned on Blair BEFORE the last election instead of just after it things would have been very different!!!
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s'not long before the next one...
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Long enough - as if he hasn't caused enough damage!!!
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I wouldn't normally post stuff like this on ribnet but this is going to hit all of us hard. I'm sick of being a cash cow for a grinning liar on his way out.

Incidentally, the report that recommended this was ordered by the 'new up and coming PM' Gordon Brown.

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/traveltax/
Hi Nos4r2, what are you referring to? didnt see headlines what increase cos if you guys are implimenting it, some clown on this side of teh pond will aslo think its a good idea?

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