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A price of a litre of unleaded is now on the brink of hitting 80p. The fuel protests of a few years back were triggered in part, when the price of fuel also hit the 80p per litre mark. The guy that organised the last protests, some taff who I believe is now a Tory Welsh MP, is now talking of the possibility of more protests that may include the blockading of petrol refineries, that if last time was anything to go by, nearly crippled the UK. Now I'm not that reliant on me ole'jam jar, but I do choose to motorbike it to work each day. The fuel prices in this country are a joke and surely petrol in this country must be the most highly taxed of any european country. Is it right though to take this direct action? I'm undecided to be honest, I'm sick and tired of the way Blair taxes everything, but potentially causing mass disruption, I'm not so sure???

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This time the increase in petrol prices is caused by the increase in oil prices. The petrol price in Germany has shot up too. Of course there are many countries where petrol is less highly taxed, but the OECD countries need to find better ways of reducing energy prices than making war on oil producing countries.

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with tax being such a high proportion of u.k fuel prices the changes in the price of oil seem to have less affect on us than say in the states.. but then that becuse they have one of those free supply and demand type countries rather than tax central nanny state britain.. as for distruption and protests.. im all for it, but dont protest about the price of oil going up, [****!!****] happens thats just the way it is protest about the fking ludicrous tax .. natch they will come back with some total bollox about global warming, despite cars now being the most efficent burners of fossil fuel on the planet.

technology will solve the problem of carbon burning not tax..

i think its time for a damn good civil disturbance

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the culture of the chav has been far more resiliant than i expected.. ok 20 yrs ago you could expect a youth fashion to hang around for a few years but these days they last about 6 months tops.

this one shows no sign of dieing out yet ..

looking forward to seeing old chavs wandering around in 10 yrs time just like you used to see old rockers and mods and punks and ...etc.etc.etc and i can also envisage a chav revival in 2013

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I mean in the UK tongue.gif

 

Locally we range from 78.9 to 81.9 - and the problem is that people will still go to the 81.9 garage - why??? If you go to the cheapest, the dearest will have to lower their prices - and as they are BP - I think they can afford it smash.gif

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Oh, the most expensive I know is a independant garage in Rainham, near the Cherry Tree, called Power something, their price for a litre of unleaded is nearly 90p!!!!

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I mean in the UK <img src="/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

Locally we range from 78.9 to 81.9 - and the problem is that people will still go to the 81.9 garage - why??? If you go to the cheapest, the dearest will have to lower their prices - and as they are BP - I think they can afford it <img src="/images/graemlins/smash.gif" alt="" />


Why don't you chat with Southport about BP prices? He works for 'em!

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I mean in the UK <img src="/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

Locally we range from 78.9 to 81.9 - and the problem is that people will still go to the 81.9 garage - why??? If you go to the cheapest, the dearest will have to lower their prices - and as they are BP - I think they can afford it <img src="/images/graemlins/smash.gif" alt="" />

I think the same why buy from a more expensive supplier and then i thought, company fuel accounts linked to one chain!!

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the latest blag to is sell 'premium' brands of fuel and charge an extra 4 or 5 p a litre whilst telling you how great it is for the engine of your car.. plus all this litre crap is a rip off as well ..

its £3.60 a gallon

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...............And I thought everyone did the 'Surrey' trick.

 

Mud up yer plates. Put on a false wig and dark glasses:

 

Drive in at high speed, fill up and feck orf as quick as poss !

 

Works well round these parts !

 

Fuel tax ? Wot's that ??

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Oh, the most expensive I know is a independant garage in Rainham, near the Cherry Tree, called Power something, their price for a litre of unleaded is nearly 90p!!!!


I know the one. Very nearly filled up there until I saw the price. Jumped in the motor and drove off. Should get a free jet-wash at those prices.

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Wow! Just returned from holiday and find petrol at these ridiculous prices.

 

If it's increased in price due to a shortage how come it's still so cheap abroad? In Crete it was between 75 and 80 cents per litre - around half what we are now paying. Diesel is even cheaper over there, as it is in most countries.

 

The truth is the government didn't dare slap more tax on in the budget and this is a sly way of getting round it.

 

I reckon the price increase is to pay for Blair's pension fund!

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I can hardly afford to fill me Zippo up !

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Just received this email - expect you probably will soon too. Don't really expect it to work as I buy from Shell generally anyway (cheapest in Watford). Read and see what you think

 

We are going to hit close to 89p a litre by the summer. Want petrol prices to come down? We need to take some intelligent, united action. Philip Hollsworth offered this good idea:

 

 

 

This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the "don't buy petrol on a certain day" campaign that was going around last April or May! The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to hurt ourselves by refusing to buy petrol. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was problem for them.

 

 

 

BUT, whoever thought of this idea has come up with a plan that can really work. Please read it and join in!

 

 

 

Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a litre is CHEAP at 77p -80p, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace not sellers.

 

With the price of petrol going up more each day, we consumers need to take action. The only way we are going to see the price of petrol come down is if we hit someone in the pocket by not purchasing their Petrol! And we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves.

 

 

 

Here's the idea:

 

 

 

For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY petrol from the two biggest oil companies (which now are one), ESSO and BP. If they are not selling any petrol, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit. But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Esso and BP petrol buyers. It's really simple to do!! Now, don't whimp out on me at this point...keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!

 

 

 

I am sending this note to a lot of people. If each of you send it at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300)... and those 300 send it to at least ten more 300 x 10 = 3,000) ... and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers! If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level

 

further, you guessed it... ..

 

 

 

THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!! Again, all you have to do is send this

 

To 10 people. That's all.(and not buy at ESSO/BP) How long would all that

 

take?

 

 

 

If each of us sends this email out to ten more people within One day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within

 

The next 8 days!!! I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much

 

potential, did you! Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense

 

To you, please pass this message on. PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR

 

PRICES TO THE 69p a LITRE RANGE

 

 

 

Action:

 

 

 

It's easy to make this happen. Just forward this email, and buy your petrol

 

at Shell, Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons (75p)Jet etc. i.e. boycott BP and

 

Esso.

 

 

 

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FLEETFANNo1USA said:
Zippo is an American brand JR....demand American prices! <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


So is George Bush and me makes me larf just as much as Zippo. (After all - Wasn't Zippo a clown as well ?)

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FLEETFANNo1USA said:
Zippo is an American brand JR....demand American prices! <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


So is George Bush and me makes me larf just as much as Zippo. (After all - Wasn't Zippo a clown as well ?)


Not sure about Zippo being a clown..........as to George W.........i claim the Fifth Ammendment..............until i get my citizenship at least! <img src="/images/graemlins/ignore.gif" alt="" />

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