£70 to fill up the car!

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ALVIN

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#1
With the announcement of higher fuel duty and the new higher 20% VAT now implemented, the cost to fill up the average family car in this country has now soared to around £70.

The question is ........... Can and will society tolerate this, and at which point does the "cut off line" come before society becomes overwhelmingly hostile and starts to take action against these "rip off" fuel prices ?
 
#2
70 quid to fill up the car with what? Romanian children???
 
#4
Trouble is that we're British so we'll just roll over and suck it up like we always do. I think we need the hauliers to sort another fuel protest, seemed to work last time for about a year...
 

jarrod248

LE
Gallery Guru
#5
My car I think takes 18 gallons so considerably more than £70. We whine about the price but do nothing. Imagine the French paying the same, the ports would be blockaded - then they will be anyway.
 
#6
The hauliers went very quiet, I was led to believe, by many veiled threats to their businesses by people who work in iffy departments of our great government.


Another honest protest stifled.
 
#7
This is a copy of an email I have received this morning.
Dear Grey_Mafia
Thank you for signing the Fair Fuel UK Petition on-line.
In just 72 hours since launch we already have many thousands of supporters and the number is growing on the petition by the minute.
As you know from visiting the website FairFuelUK we are putting together a desperately needed campaign to present to the Government. It will be driven through the media, on-line social networking, political lobbying and professional communications. We do not believe "direct action" will help this cause which will alienate the hard working public. So, at the core of the campaign is of course your essential support in a petition that, at the right time, will be delivered to our Coalition Government. That time will of course, will be dependent on the number of signatures we collect. So, please tell your friends, family and colleagues to sign the petition at FairFuelUK . If you have colleagues at work without access to the Internet, why not put up a petition form on your notice board. You can download an official one to copy, from our website at FairFuelUK
“The Freight Transport Association (FTA) and the Road Haulage Association (RHA) are both supportive of the FairFuelUK campaign launched on Monday by Peter Carroll" (Ref Road Transport.Com news blog). AND support is appearing from many other areas too, including some from very unlikely sources. Peter Carroll has appeared on BBC SE, ITV, BBC Politics Today and been interviewed on Radio 5 Live, Radio Oxford and Manchester; all in just 3 days since the launch.
Things are moving fast, but it is the petition that really counts. Please spread the website link to help this campaign succeed, and then just maybe we can get some sanity back into fuel pricing and help the economy motor. Excuse the pun.
Thanks again and Kind Regards
Fair Fuel UK Campaign Team
 
#8
I saw an article in the gruniad about there being rumblings of a march in London by Police of a possible march against reductions in force numbers... Now is the winter of our discontent...
 
#10
I remember the last time that the prices crept up, someone said that all it would take is for everyone in the Country to boycott just one company (shell or esso) until they dropped their prices back to a decent level as the others would follow suit just to keep your business.

I also seem to remember a few years back there were two forecourts up north somewhere that kept trying to undercut eachother to the extent where they were both making a loss and were being subsidised by the parent companies to remain open and competitive with the other firm.
 
#11
With the announcement of higher fuel duty and the new higher 20% VAT now implemented, the cost to fill up the average family car in this country has now soared to around £70.

The question is ........... Can and will society tolerate this, and at which point does the "cut off line" come before society becomes overwhelmingly hostile and starts to take action against these "rip off" fuel prices ?
I suggest that society stops demanding so many free lunches from HMG. Remove your children from state education, yourself and your family from state health care, and wave your rights to any form of welfare and/or income support.

Then they wouldn't have to tax you so much.

I know some individuals have already done this and yet still have to pay the high taxes. The problems is societal not individual. Society has chosen to 'allow' spending largesse by government, and until society places into power a government prepared to really chop the budget, then it'll be taxed to death.
 
#12
i suggest that society stops demanding so many free lunches from hmg. Remove your children from state education, yourself and your family from state health care, and wave your rights to any form of welfare and/or income support.

Then they wouldn't have to tax you so much.

I know some individuals have already done this and yet still have to pay the high taxes. The problems is societal not individual. Society has chosen to 'allow' spending largesse by government, and until society places into power a government prepared to really chop the budget, then it'll be taxed to death.
nutter !.....
 
#13
Ive got a toyota Yaris... 1 litre for a runaround, £40 to fill up just gone to around £45. trouble is cant fit the kids in without sawing their legs off... plus its a birds car and driving it makes me feel like a eunuch.
 
#14
Considering how much revenue the Government receives in fuel duty their hardly going to back down & remember it's due to rise 5p in April,

I did read in a media source that 3000 fuel tanker drivers are to ballot to strike in protest also,

Fuel is expected to rise derv: £1.50 & unleaded respectively by the summer, it's only a matter of time before firms go under.
 

jarrod248

LE
Gallery Guru
#15
I was at a Toyota dealer last weekend as my other half will be getting a new company car and he wanted to look at the options. If I did higher mileage id be getting a prius I was very pleasantly surprised when I looked at them.
 

jarrod248

LE
Gallery Guru
#16
Considering how much revenue the Government receives in fuel duty their hardly going to back down & remember it's due to rise 5p in April,

I did read in a media source that 3000 fuel tanker drivers are to ballot to strike in protest also,

Fuel is expected to rise derv: £1.50 & unleaded respectively by the summer, it's only a matter of time before firms go under.
When foreign drivers deliver here I imagine they have massive fuel tanks.
 
#17
I suggest that society stops demanding so many free lunches from HMG. Remove your children from state education, yourself and your family from state health care, and wave your rights to any form of welfare and/or income support.

Then they wouldn't have to tax you so much.

I know some individuals have already done this and yet still have to pay the high taxes. The problems is societal not individual. Society has chosen to 'allow' spending largesse by government, and until society places into power a government prepared to really chop the budget, then it'll be taxed to death.
I neither want nor get any free lunches of HMG
I don't want to pay for everyone else's free lunches either.

You can shove your society up your arse and give me a refund
 
#18
cyclist smug
have a colleague who leaves before me to get to work and is still later stressed and unhappy live closer than me and chooses to drive mugs game if its a short commute into a town.
plus I can put the blood pressure up of certain people by my very exsistence
 
#19
Considering how much revenue the Government receives in fuel duty their hardly going to back down & remember it's due to rise 5p in April,

I did read in a media source that 3000 fuel tanker drivers are to ballot to strike in protest also,

Fuel is expected to rise derv: £1.50 & unleaded respectively by the summer, it's only a matter of time before firms go under.
Last time fuel prices went up in a big chunk my employer shed a driver, we all expect the same again in April.
 
#20
Just goes to show that that **** Brynle Williams was all about his own axe to grind against the labour government not the price of fuel, as I seem to remember fuel was about the 79p mark when he was flapping his fat pie hole about.
 

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