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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:59 AM

http://www.dailymail...tain-chaos.html

Will Labour back a crippling strike by union Unite, its biggest donor?
Emergency plans aimed at preventing a repeat of the turmoil caused by protesting lorry drivers when Tony Blair was Prime Minister in 2000
Results of a strike ballot of 2,000 tanker drivers will be announced tomorrow


Emergency plans for soldiers to drive petrol tankers to stop a threatened strike plunging Britain into chaos have been drawn up by the Government.


The price of fuel is only going to go up!

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:34 AM

I will support any strike action. I didn't during the last fuel strike but this time, the strikers get my full support.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:38 AM

I will support any strike action. I didn't during the last fuel strike but this time, the strikers get my full support.


They're not voting to strike over the price of fuel, but over the conditions under which they deliver it.

If their wages go up will fuel follow?

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:59 AM

They're not voting to strike over the price of fuel, but over the conditions under which they deliver it.

If their wages go up will fuel follow?

Yes, I understand that. I still support them. It seems fuel is already going up regardless of any possible wage increase. My hope is that this will kickstart other fuel price strikes this summer. I will support those too.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:05 AM

Good. Seems this government is doing something right, despite the disgraceful position the then-tory-leader took back in 2000 (when the party went on to its worst and best-deserved electoral defeat, that would have been deeply satisfying if only it hadn't been The Liar in power).

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:21 PM

What with legislation for CS Gas and water cannons use being rushed through, surely petrol rising like Hovis is another nail in the coffin for any protester with ideas of lobbing a Molotov cocktail :ph34r:
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:22 PM

get the soldiers to drive trains as well , the train drivers are holding the UK to ransom right now
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:27 PM

Yes, I understand that. I still support them. It seems fuel is already going up regardless of any possible wage increase. My hope is that this will kickstart other fuel price strikes this summer. I will support those too.


And where would you raise taxes to replace the money lost if fuel duties fall?

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:48 PM

And where would you raise taxes to replace the money lost if fuel duties fall?

If fuel keeps going up, a lot of businesses will simply fold. At that point, the Government receives ZERO taxes and will also have to fork out more money in unemployment benefits. Better to have people in jobs paying taxes methinks.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:55 PM

If fuel keeps going up, a lot of businesses will simply fold. At that point, the Government receives ZERO taxes and will also have to fork out more money in unemployment benefits. Better to have people in jobs paying taxes methinks.


If fuel stops flowing a lot of businesses fold too...

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:07 PM

If fuel keeps going up, a lot of businesses will simply fold. At that point, the Government receives ZERO taxes and will also have to fork out more money in unemployment benefits. Better to have people in jobs paying taxes methinks.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:35 PM

get the soldiers to drive trains as well , the train drivers are holding the UK to ransom right now

From my experience, squaddies are not very good at driving four tonners, never mind trains.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:52 PM

Good. Seems this government is doing something right, despite the disgraceful position the then-tory-leader took back in 2000 (when the party went on to its worst and best-deserved electoral defeat, that would have been deeply satisfying if only it hadn't been The Liar in power).


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I am surprised at the comments in favor of bringing the country to a standstill. Then again, strikes worked just fine in Greece, didn't they?

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:06 PM

If fuel keeps going up, a lot of businesses will simply fold. At that point, the Government receives ZERO taxes and will also have to fork out more money in unemployment benefits. Better to have people in jobs paying taxes methinks.


The govt is gambling that this point hasn't been reached.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:07 PM

Why is it always soldiers? They are pretty ******ing busy at the moment and they've got better things to do. Why do we not see plans for local councillors to be driving these trucks, or MP's retinues (aside from the fact that they're not easy to drive, but then, it's not as if squaddie initial training consists of personal admin, rifle cleaning and driving a huge truck) ?




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