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    • MSE Guy
    • By MSE Guy 31st Mar 09, 7:34 PM
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    Fuel costs set to rise tomorrow
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    • 31st Mar 09, 7:34 PM
    Fuel costs set to rise tomorrow 31st Mar 09 at 7:34 PM
    This thread is to discuss the following news article:

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    • #2
    • 31st Mar 09, 7:44 PM
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    • 31st Mar 09, 7:44 PM
    Cue long queues of idiots blocking the roads for 20 minutes at a time to save 60p.
    • Bongedone
    • By Bongedone 31st Mar 09, 7:46 PM
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    • 31st Mar 09, 7:46 PM
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    • 31st Mar 09, 7:46 PM
    Probably waste more than 60p of fuel if they have the engine running.

    Seriously though. The government should have left stopped the tax rise, due to the present circumstances.
  • LinasPilibaitisisbatman
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    • 31st Mar 09, 7:54 PM
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    • 31st Mar 09, 7:54 PM
    Probably waste more than 60p of fuel if they have the engine running.

    Seriously though. The government should have left stopped the tax rise, due to the present circumstances.
    Originally posted by Bongedone

    Dont really agree

    The fuel costs fell dramatically from last year and the duties need to go up some time, right now seems as good as any.
  • Locknut
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    • 31st Mar 09, 7:57 PM
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    • 31st Mar 09, 7:57 PM
    And why exacly does the duty need to go up? dont we get bent over enough for our fuel in this country!
    • Bongedone
    • By Bongedone 31st Mar 09, 8:02 PM
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    • 31st Mar 09, 8:02 PM
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    • 31st Mar 09, 8:02 PM
    Dont really agree

    The fuel costs fell dramatically from last year and the duties need to go up some time, right now seems as good as any.
    Originally posted by LinasPilibaitisisbatman
    Why does the duty need to go up? Does it go up perpetually? Does it stop at say, hmmm 100%?
    • swiftnick
    • By swiftnick 31st Mar 09, 8:04 PM
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    • 31st Mar 09, 8:04 PM
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    • 31st Mar 09, 8:04 PM
    Dont really agree

    The fuel costs fell dramatically from last year and the duties need to go up some time, right now seems as good as any.
    Originally posted by LinasPilibaitisisbatman

    I think that was the refineries that were hiking the price up not the duty tax.
    Last edited by swiftnick; 31-03-2009 at 8:06 PM. Reason: can't spell
    • adecor
    • By adecor 31st Mar 09, 8:09 PM
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    • 31st Mar 09, 8:09 PM
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    • 31st Mar 09, 8:09 PM
    Slightly changing the subject - I wish they'd put road tax onto fuel (instead of paying a fixed price for it) as that way some of the huge proportion of foreign lorries would be paying something to us for assisting in ruining our roads!
    • hewhoisnotintheknow
    • By hewhoisnotintheknow 31st Mar 09, 8:19 PM
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    • 31st Mar 09, 8:19 PM
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    • 31st Mar 09, 8:19 PM
    dont really mind too much, money needs to be raised one way or another
    • Keith
    • By Keith 31st Mar 09, 8:54 PM
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    Stangely my local Tesco put another 1p on fuel today, on top of the 1p it went up last week.
    • Mids_Costcutter
    • By Mids_Costcutter 31st Mar 09, 9:57 PM
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    And why exacly does the duty need to go up? dont we get bent over enough for our fuel in this country!
    Originally posted by Jplocksmiths
    Are fuel prices in Britain really that high anyway? A comparison in January from the AA across 24 other European countries showed that GB was among the cheapest for unleaded petrol, although diesel was on the high side.

    See:

    http://www.aaroadwatch.ie/eupetrolprices/
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