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Fuel Prices Vs House Prices

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Do you think the Government has now allowed fuel prices to shoot up so high because the rest of the economy is failing to fill the coffers??

They know that people will always need petrol and have been softening us up for £1 a litre for a good few years now. I believe it is probably a master plan for when the economy starts to go tits up and when the houses prices stop rising.

If they worked it like this, pretty good scenario to claw back some extra revenue.

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Do you think the Government has now allowed fuel prices to shoot up so high because the rest of the economy is failing to fill the coffers??

They know that people will always need petrol and have been softening us up for £1 a litre for a good few years now. I believe it is probably a master plan for when the economy starts to go tits up and when the houses prices stop rising.

If they worked it like this, pretty good scenario to claw back some extra revenue.

The Government actually makes less money when oil prices increase. Their slice of the pie, fuel duty, comes under pressure: indeed GB has not been able to increase duty over recent years thanks in part to the protesters. So, in real terms, duty is now less. People also buy less fuel if it is pricier, again reducing Government income.

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Do you think the Government has now allowed fuel prices to shoot up so high because the rest of the economy is failing to fill the coffers??

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I take it you are avin a larf. Fuel prices are set by global supply/demand, not by TB and co. You will be blaming them for the weather next.

Edited to add: They do of course set the tax on fuel, but this hasn't gone up for a while now.

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I take it you are avin a larf. Fuel prices are set by global supply/demand, not by TB and co. You will be blaming them for the weather next.

Thank God somebody decided to add an element of sense to this thread.

Having said that, who else finds it ironic that politicians ARE more often tahn not blamed for event soutside their control.

The old lags here will know how I feel about Bush, but if you wanna blame him for something, SURELY, Katrina_lack_of_appropriate_response shouldn't be it.

And what's the betting Blair gets more stick over fuel than hospital waiting lists...

What an insane world. George Bush spends his youth dodging the draft and getting drunk, yet still manages to lands the best job in the world. How? By the good fortune of his birth. He then (seemingly) goes all out to get himself impeached by waging illegal wars. Now it looks like his demise may be in the offing. How? By the bad fortune of Mother Nature.

Makes you wonder ...

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