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joeslow

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joeslow says:

Fuel Duty rise set to bring fuel tax to 71% in 2 weeks

Reported in petrolprices.com blog: "In just 2 weeks fuel duty will rise again, bringing the total tax paid at the pumps to 71 pence in every pound - despite Prime Minister Gordon Brown promising not to raise fuel duty." So fuel prices go up putting more increases on the cost of living just when we don't need it. See the...

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BadD0g

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BadD0g says:

I wonder...

It's supposed to take effect on 1st April... does that mean that the price is actually gonna go DOWN by 2p/litre and we'll get Mr. Brown on the TV shouting "April Fools!!" and laughing his hairies off?  I'm being a tad too optimistic aren't I... :(

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b3bmcwi

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b3bmcwi says:

Fecking TAX!!

Lies, damned lies and the way the government repeatedly uses numbers to fool everyone into thinking the tax is less than it is.

If I spend £1 on an item and the government taxed me 71p, THAT would be a 71% tax.

If however I buy say petrol at 90p a litre and the government has charged me 71p for that litre in the price, I've only spent 19p on the petrol.

Looking at it this way the tax rate on petrol is actually 373%.  Why do we tolerate this theivery?!

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ExplosiveLizard

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expenses

The cost of living has been increasing and there is barely enough left to pay for much needed second home expenses, some MPs have been forced to claim for pretend homes. These people are more equal and clearly it is our duty to pay more fuel duty.

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