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    Fuel Protest..what do you think

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    From The Times:May 27, 2008

    Lorry drivers threaten traffic chaos in protest over soaring fuel prices.

    Just spotted this for tomorrows times.
    I myself think it is about time there was a protest and maybe its time the consumer got involved as we are getting shafted just as much as the lorry driver..what do you think?

    business.timesonline.co.uk/tol…ece

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    I'm up for it! Better than signing petitions which the government will ignore anyway!

    Well I reckon it'll do as much good as the one the other month. They'll use a load of fuel for absolutely FA return.

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    Yeh but it is only the lorry drivers and we the consumer let them get away with these rises,it may make no differance if a small minority of 1000 lorry drivers protest but what would happen if 50000 or more mere car divers protested?

    There is one going round on email suggesting everyone just boycot's ESSO and BP petrol stations which i reckon might have some impact however it would need a serious amount of people to do it to have any reaction from either supplier

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    There is one going round on email suggesting everyone just boycot's ESSO … There is one going round on email suggesting everyone just boycot's ESSO and BP petrol stations which i reckon might have some impact however it would need a serious amount of people to do it to have any reaction from either supplier



    if it was serious I would definitely boycott:thumbsup:

    i agree its getting a bit expensive to run my car now i mean between 48p and 60p a litre :x

    of forgot to say my car runs on lpg so its not as bad for me :thumbsup:

    where do we mobilize?

    I think it is crazy that the government (Mr Brown particularly) have been gradually pushing fuel taxes up over the years, think now they can fix inflation by just leaving/pushing interest rates up. This will clearly not work, which can be seen in various countries around the world (e.g. US, France, Sweden, Germany, to mention a few)

    The chancellors over the last 10 - 15 years have been finding it very easy when developing and managing the economy through the various budgets. They have to realise that they need to start pulling their fingers out now as the UK population will not stand for tax's on everything (income, IN, fuel - car and home, VAT, congestion, Road tax, and the other slightly indirect taxes... road cameras, import duty, etc.. which all push up the cost of everything (including milk, bread, children’s clothes which are not suppose to be taxed). Also, the mileage allowance for business users has not moved from 40p, which is suppose to cover the cost of fuel and other ware and tare!

    If the chancellor was any good, he would start progressively reducing taxes on some of the items listed (fuel, VAT on certain items) to have a better control on inflation. Also stop some of the unnecessary spending, e.g. refurbing government buildings, extending/ adding new ways to tax people (especially when private companies installing and managing the new tax methods - such as the London congestion zone - make most of the money), expenses for foreign travel when video conference can do, ensure any mistakes on travel costs come out of the minister in question pockets, etc...

    Anyone who travels around Europe or further a field, will notice the service in this country is absolutely rubbish, slow, no sense of value for money, no sense of service with a smile, and I believe this originates from the bad example the governments provides. This needs to be fixed, before this country can live up to the word 'Great'.

    Ok rant over... sorry... built up frustration

    They stoped using the word "Great" for a very long time

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    Great rant viks07..agree absolute

    fuel prices high public transport poo and is getting just as expensive as using your car eg daughter has bus ticket weekly and used to cost £5.50 at xmas now costs £8.50 so now torn between dropping her off or bus ticket

    protesting in cardiff well done i say as most of us winge and moan but dont do anything but these people are in the fray would you protest if it was near you

    Even if this protest got the hauliage firms their own way, it wouldn't affect other drivers.

    They're protesting for hauliage firms to get a tax rebate of 20p-25p per litre (like bus companies already do), rather than a price decrease.
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