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Old 14 November 2009, 05:40   #11
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Everyone will get their chance to voice their opinion at the next general election and vote for their particular party - where it may or may not bring about change. Any new incoming government will however have their hands tied - hence the reason they're not promoting a 'wish list' of change.

Trouble is, the UK is fooked. Our bail-out of the banks has seen borrowing rise at unprecedented level. The UK is paying £5.9 billion a month in interest charges alone.

Back to fuel again, short of converting your car to run on chip-fat, we're over a barrel on this one. Driving efficiently (55-65mph), (remove that horrendous Halfords roofbox - which looks like an Samsonite case on steroids), don't carry excess weight, ensure car is serviced regularly, tyre pressures at correct level, and walk where possible.

Any pennies saved can be spent on your boat. At this rate that will be about 2 minutes at full throttle!
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Old 16 November 2009, 07:59   #12
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It is only Rip Off Britain where TAX is concerned - things like computer parts - pallet deliveries etc etc are so cut throat its shocking.

Of course the price of fuel pushes everything up - food - clothing - everything.

Current petrol price without TAX is about 42p!!!

I remember people on low incomes getting so excited when Labour introduced the minimum wage - they didn't realise what they give with the right hand they snatch back with the left!!!
Its the subtle changes that get my back up.

Quote" The chances of a change in the pre-1973 Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) exemption to a more sensible rolling 25-year system took a major blow recently, when the government reiterated its desire to leave things as they are... despite the protestations of over 14,000 classic car fans.

The online petition, set up by classic enthusiast Samuel Nelson and championed by classic insureres, Footman James, called for the Government, 'to change the tax exemption laws for historic motor cars', and encouraging a return to the rolling 25-year tax-break, dropped in 1997.
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Old 16 November 2009, 13:21   #13
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Is it not Jan 1st when the VAT goes back up to 17.5%... should help it along to £1.20 a bit quicker.
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We've been paying more than that over here for years so we'll be looking at £1.50 plus. God damn sometimes I wish I had kept that 60 HP NOT.

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it was explained to me last week that this latest amount pumped in to the banks is 36 billion (and its the third time they have done this), now 36 billion is 36 thousand million, just an unbeliveable amount of our money.

36 thousand million - there is trouble ahead bouys!!!




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Everyone will get their chance to voice their opinion at the next general election and vote for their particular party - where it may or may not bring about change. Any new incoming government will however have their hands tied - hence the reason they're not promoting a 'wish list' of change.

Trouble is, the UK is fooked. Our bail-out of the banks has seen borrowing rise at unprecedented level. The UK is paying £5.9 billion a month in interest charges alone.

Back to fuel again, short of converting your car to run on chip-fat, we're over a barrel on this one. Driving efficiently (55-65mph), (remove that horrendous Halfords roofbox - which looks like an Samsonite case on steroids), don't carry excess weight, ensure car is serviced regularly, tyre pressures at correct level, and walk where possible.

Any pennies saved can be spent on your boat. At this rate that will be about 2 minutes at full throttle!
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