With fuel now hovering around the £1.30 mark, the usual fuel price protests have started up again. There a facebook group that now have 325,000 members, as well as a more traditional petition.
The petition may be found at: [tinyurl.com
] while the facebook group may be found at: [tinyurl.com
My gripes with the whole taxation on fuel issue are:
1) Diesel especially is not a luxury item - its what fills the shelves in the supermarket. Reduce the tax at the pump and increase the road-tax for diesel based private vehicles. VAT was originally supposed to go on luxury items.
2) Other luxury items are taxed far less (Alcohol, Tobacco, DVD's, Cinema, Theatre, Concerts, blah). Increase the tax on these items and reduce the tax on fuel.
3) Its just an easy tax for the Government, Banks cause the issues, motorist fixes them. The motorist generally appears to fix most shortfalls in Government finance!
4) We are going to reach a point where we cannot afford to head for the hills of a weekend - whats the point in working at all if one cannot afford to enjoy ones free time - might as well be on the dole!
Rest assured that fuel taxes will continue to rise until such a point that the nation says 'enough is enough' and stages another blockade of the fuel depots!
Edited 1 times. Last edit at 13.40hrs Tue 11 Jan 11 by veletron.