Quentin Willson - Lead Campaigner
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Thursday, January 12, 2012
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So, apart from these blog comments, what are FFUK actually doing to combat these extortionate rises? We've seen precious little action since the duty increases were staved off, and in the meantime, fuel prices continue to soar - WE NEED A REDUCTION, NOW!
It would be nice to get an idea of what FFUK are actually going to DO about this. Action, not words.
The government should reduce the tax due of fuel to compensate for this otherwise we will have even more unemployment and people who work in transport will just chuck in the towel
I own a small business in the catering industry and am deeply concerned at this news, I am already absorbing the rise in food prices from the 1st of Jan, a 15% rise in some bread prices, 30% in fresh produce and 73% in some confectionery products. Utility bills are already astronomical and my weekly petrol cost is currently £80 per week. I also know that I'm facing a 3.5% rise in council tax come April. I am forming the opinion that I will be better off closing down my business which will mean the loss of an income to 3 households (myself and 2 employees) as a rise in fuel costs will ripple to all sectors of my costs and income stream. A very sad situation, but unsustainable to think that there is a boundless pot of cash in the working class pockets.
In sleaford lincs we have diesel at 145.9 this week, insanity!
There can be no longer any doubt, as Jeremy Clarkson once famously remarked; "This country is run by morons". Unfortunately, there is nothing that our so-called democracy provides that we could use to get rid of them, and we don't have the right to shoot the bastards either.
i was under the impression that our government
I think it is time the FairFuel campaign put most of it's attention to the ridiculous overpricing of Diesel in the UK. In all other countries in Europe diesel is cheaper than petrol, only in the UK is it dearer and this is due only to the goverments higher tax on what is the greener fuel.
There needs to be another mass protest, much more widespread than the one in 2000. People then were angry that fuel was over 80p per litre. Today it's pushing double that.
Oh, and can somebody in charge of this website please increase the font size of the comments text. Thanks.
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