Prime minister Gordon Brown and Chancellor Alistair Darling will meet oil industry leaders today
28 May 2008

Prime minister Gordon Brown and Chancellor Alistair Darling will meet oil industry leaders in Scotland today as the government comes under intense pressure to curb soaring fuel prices.The hastily organised meeting comes after road hauliers converged on London and South Wales to protest about fuel bills. Brown said there was “no easy answer” to rising global oil costs but he is expected to ask energy chiefs to step up the output of oil from Britain’s North Sea fields to compensate. Across the leading parties, MPs and the public are now pressing the government to delay its controversial 2p increase on fuel duty as the cost of motoring continues to rocket. Oil prices have recently dropped to $127 a barrel, down from a record high of $135 reached last week.Further pressure is mounting in the Commons for the government to ditch its plans to raise road tax on sports cars and 4x4s. The business secretary John Hutton said that the government must avoid “hammering people”. Meanwhile, Jack Straw indicated that a U-turn on fuel and road tax rises could be in the pipeline for the pre-budget report this autumn.

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28 May 2008

300% TAX. Mr Brown you don't have to go to Scotland to address high fuel prices. Just sit down and look at your big fat fingers you cloth eared bankrupt.

Imagine 300% plus 15% Duty on top of bread, butter, electricity, water or any basic commodity. 300% Tax on anything is just a friggin ripp-off of people. It has nothing to do with a new 2p on top.

Reduce fuel tax to 30% you greedy money grabbing bankrupt and stop treating motorists like 2nd class citizens for bailing out your sorry ar*e. Motorists deserve huge amounts of respect and influence in parliament for the vast amounts of tax they shell out. Not to be taken for granted, taken for a ride and taken for fools.

We know you can't survive without us and which side your breads buttered. Even if you don't and have lost the plot you anti-car jerk. While your in Scotland do us all a favour and take a long walk off a short pier along with all your Labour spivs and creeps that infest your bankrupt dishonest Party.

There. Feel much better now :-)

28 May 2008

[quote Autocar]Brown said there was “no easy answer” to rising global oil costs [/quote]

I mean, it is really hard for a Labour Govt to let go extra tax.

[quote Autocar]Meanwhile, Jack Straw indicated that a U-turn on fuel and road tax rises could be in the pipeline for the pre-budget report this autumn.

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Most people would just like reasonably priced fuel to be in the pipeline.

Where has all Japanese design went to?

28 May 2008

JJ, do you not like New Labour then? :P

[quote Zeddy]

Most people would just like reasonably priced fuel to be in the pipeline.

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All the while that maybe true, I still think a U-Turn in the proposed scandalous VED increases next year would settle my mind a little bit more. It's utterly ridiculous when you consider that the VED for some family sized cars could increase in excess of an extra £200 a year! This coupled with rising fuel prices is just outrageous.

29 May 2008

Zeddy - Bang On the Button Matey Peeps.

I've just watched BBC Newsnight and the 'investigative reporter' was so lame/lost on the point about this you just know that Labours deflections had beaten the entire clueless Newsnight crew (or is that cretins!). Bring back Paxman.

We have Brown deflecting the OVERTAXED FUEL issue to OPEC not making enough (they're meeting demand like good businessmen) and then deflecting the OVERTAXED FUEL issue up to Scotland to ask North Sea producers to make more (they're meeting demand perfectly well too). Then we had the Energy Minister talking about more Nuclear (10 years away) while the interviewer got lost in space and forgot to ask about the OVERTAXED FUEL issue.

This was followed by an even worse journalistic attempt by BBC News 24 'America' which kicked off their high oil price low news integrity report with "crippling fuel shortages leading to Europe wide protests". Err no BBC. French fishermen and truckers have blockaded ports and truckers have demonstrated at high fuel prices same as UK - sweet f.a. to do with "crippling shortages". There are no shortages you cretins.

Then BBC America slided Stateside to find the 1 person in America that's moved from an SUV to public transport! The BBC journalist then plugged public transport like Americans were moving by their 1,000's to this motorist subsidised Communist left-over of a bankrupt transport system which when it went back to the studio the lead BBC twat gave public transport another plug.

If 10% of car users went to public tatt-sport the system would collapse from the demand and Brown would go bankrupt from the lack of tax AND have a shortage of motorists money to subsidise this bankrupt system to boot. I think BBC News "24" is the average IQ level of the journalists that make the programme!

BBC NEWS IS TOTAL TRASH. BAN THE LICENSE FEE.

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