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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4242106.stm

Tax threat

Petrol prices are to come down in Austria with BP and Austrian retailer OEMV announcing cuts of 3 cents and 2 cents per litre respectively.

Vienna had threatened to impose a windfall tax on the profits of leading petrol companies although the firms concerned said their decision was unconnected to the proposed measure.

A BP spokesman in Austria said it had been able to cut prices because wholesale gasoline prices had fallen.

The Polish and Hungarian governments have pledged to reduce excise and VAT duties on petrol while the Belgian government says it will reimburse VAT payments on home heating fuel.

Speaking at the Frankfurt motor show, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said rising fuel prices were "certainly worrying".

The British government has ruled out any direct action over fuel costs.

Chancellor Gordon Brown ruled out cuts to fuel duties, instead urging Opec members to boost production and invest in new refineries.

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Chancellor Gordon Brown ruled out cuts to fuel duties, instead urging Opec members to boost production and invest in new refineries.

I saw GB's speech and he said, "OPEC must increase production", etc.

What arrogance! I don't see why OPEC must do anything, and moreover, it's incredible hypocrisy. Sorry, but this one really got up my backside.

That bast*rd (along with his Western counterparts) has been the overlord of a massive financial bubble that is seriously putting our collective futures at risk. So listen to what he has to say,

"Poor people should not ever be left defenseless against oil and commodity price shocks and the International Monetary Fund should agree, as a matter of urgency, to create a new facility for countries hit by these shocks..."

What about the poor people left defenseless against the shock of rising housing prices!? What about those who chose to live within their means and who staked their financial planning on a future of reasonable house appreciation - only to have their plans undermined by a reckless monetary policy?! What about the negative equity "shock" in store for the poor naive buggars who bought into GB's plan?!?

I tell you, I have no patience for his political grandstanding on this issue. He's as rotten as those bast*rds who pay exorbitant amounts for housing and big-ass vehicles and then whinge about paying a few extra taxes to support health care, schools, etc. I've lost my patience with all these people. I've never met Allah, but I hope he gives them a big kick up their own backsides so they can see how mine feels.

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remember he needs this tax dosh cos he's got a whacking great hole in the public sporran and needs loads of tax revenues to fill it.

growth is down and his revenues will be falling as well so the boost he'll be getting from tax-take on exports will be welcome.

he has basically got no elbow room.

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