Another Brown lie - any surprise??

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by Odo_de_StAmand, Mar 25, 2009.

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    "In just a week 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.

    Fuel duty is set to rise by roughly 2 pence per litre on April 1st meaning that 66 pence of the average litre of fuel goes directly to the Treasury.

    Fuel tax goes into a central government tax pot. It's not necessarily allocated back out to motoring, so fuel tax can be spent on anything – the NHS, housing, pensions or even banking bailouts.

    At the height of soaring pump prices Brown made a promise during Prime Minister's Questions on July 16th 2008 not to raise fuel duty for a year.

    He stated: "In recognition of the problem people face with petrol, we are freezing duty on petrol for the full year."

    Brown broke this promise in December 2008 when he added 2 pence per litre to fuel duty to offset the reduction of VAT to 15% - a move which angered UK hauliers who are able to claim fuel VAT back, but not fuel duty.

    He is set to break the promise for a second time on April 1st when fuel duty on unleaded and diesel will rise 1.84 pence per litre. Including the additional 15% VAT on top this will make the rise at the pumps around 2 pence per litre.

    The Treasury have said that the only time further changes to fuel duty can take place are at the next Budget – which has been postponed from March until April 22nd, after the duty rise comes in".

    Total cnut

  2. am I being too suspicious in thinking its a wind up or has someone got a sense of humour?
  3. Nope - it's true

  4. The garages already have a huge variation in prices per litre anyway. I be-grudge them ripping me off for 10p per litre compared to Tesco et al more than I begrudge the govt putting it up 2p or whatever.
  5. The only surprise here is that anyone is actually surprised.
  6. true
  7. Ongoing thread HERE posted 19 March.
  8. A cabinet meeting was interrupted earlier today while ministers rushed to the window after Prime Minister Gordon Brown shouted "Oh look there's a rhinoceros in the garden." The ministers were unable to see the beast but the PM reassured them it had been there before and possibly the giant butterfly from Doctor Doolittle had taken it away before they could see it. Mr Brown also added that the economy was doing very nicely thanks to him and there would be fillet steak for tea in No.10 tonight.
  9. Funk this lieing, bullshiting, smoke and mirrors, walt out of power. Can britain really feel proud with this dud at the helm :?:
  10. Who really gives a toss? It won't stop people filling their motors and it won't bring about the downfall of the Government.
  11. But hasn't it been patiently explained to you that the Son of the Manse with his high moral compass doesn't lie?

    Oh, dear, we will have to take you to a darkened room and use some of our new powers on you - then you might get the message.
  12. The message being...

    We are living in extraordinary times(tm),and due to the global credit crunch(tm)that started in america(tm)we must spend more money to help the already ongoing stimulus package(tm).The extra tax is not actually a tax but an incentive to drivers to be more responsible and lower their carbon footprint(tm)as Britain must pioneer the green society(tm).Also the extra revenue raised will help fund retraining(tm) and reinvestment(tm)for hardworking families(tm) because it is the right thing to do(tm).It is important(tm) to remember that we simply dont accept(tm)that the Labour party is responsible for any of this,it is all the fault of the 'do nothing' tories(tm)and especially Thatcher(tm)and all they want to do is shut down schools and hospitals(tm).