Thursday, January 13, 2011

Slow motion train crash – part deux

Petrol Prices To Hit £70 A Tank By Easter

"Motorists' pockets will be hit even harder this year as petrol retailers predict the average cost of filling up a tank could soar to £70" That means higher costs of farming fuel puts food prices up etc etc. Meanwhile, an HM Treasury spokesperson said: "In order to address the country's record budget deficit, it is necessary to implement the fuel duty increases already set and legislated for".

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19 thoughts on “Slow motion train crash – part deux

  • sibley's b'stard child says:

    My travelcard went up around 7% this year. Just as well i’ve got a stonkingly good 0% pay-rise to look forward to this year, which will more than off-set all these extra non-discretionary outgoings knocking-about.

    Get in there.

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  • sibs, as you work in the public sector and you spend 90% of your time on here, think yourself lucky you’ve got a job at all…

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  • general congreve says:

    What is really happening is that this country (and many other formerly wealthy countries in the western hemisphere) and its citizens have spunked all their money up the wall. Therefore we are now poor and everything is becoming more expensive. The vehicle that gets us there can be a combination of government cuts, inflation and devaluation, but in whatever measure and whatever policies are pursued, the end result will be the same – we’ll be relatively poorer as a nation compared to the previous three decades.

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  • Yeh….if you have a moped!

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  • China has been at economic war with the West for the last 25 years or so and the greed and short-sighted of those in charge in the west and their globalist backers has basically won on the back of their top down command economy. So while our governments wallow in debt and budget deficits the Chinese carry on doing what they do best and manufacture the west into a big hole.

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  • Basically the UK has exported jobs over the last 10 years. I did it for them (call centres to India for the Pru, Jags & Landrover for Ford). UK governments of many persuasions have allowed the drift, relying on banks and insurance (with a bit of bribery helping BAe), while inflating the public sector.

    Alas, its all come home to roost financially. By supporting banks TBTF and bonuses from our tax money that are largely undeserved and which nobody can prevent. Don’t expect anything original from Call me Dave. He’s a bigger crowd pleaser than Bliar.

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  • Higher petrol prices throughout this year, who saw that sucker punch coming?? LOL

    Know the agenda and prosper, instead of getting ripped off.

    Le Crunch.

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  • @2 Steady on!!

    Sometimes, people make the point that certain contributors to this forum are doing something naughty by being online and doing their own thing when they are at work. If you think it through, that does not make sense in ALL cases. I mean, yes, if I worked on the checkout at Tesco and I had a huge queue because I was surfing the net on a Smartphone then, yes, I take your point;
    but a lot of jobs are of the kind: ‘Do some action at the time that the action is required – otherwise, look like you’re working but you can chill out because you’re meeting the targets you are set’.

    Maybe you’d rather have Sibley digging holes and then filling them to satisfy some work ethic expectation???
    [He’s probably still wangle a way of getting onto the net though!!]

    As a side point:
    It’s perhaps because the Tesco checkout mindless stuff is often shipped abroad that these chilled out jobs exist en masse over here.

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  • Sky News really has the worst journalism ever.

    Motorists in West London say their day-to-day lives have been affected.
    Hah! They don’t know how good they have it. Try running a car in the Scottish highlands, on local salaries, travelling vast distances.

    Merle Goll, 35, a designer from Twickenham, said: “It keeps you from making the short journey and this is something that we have had to cut down on.”
    Congestion problem solved.

    This might have something to do with rising fuel costs:

    The Oil Drum: Secrecy By Complexity: Obfuscation in Energy Data, and The Primacy of Crude Oil

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  • Drewster, that Oil Drum link is pretty good and pretty scary to read, the analysis seems level headed and not at all tin foil hat stuff, which just makes it even scarier to read. Basically the era of cheap oil is gone and the powers that be knew it was happening. They’ve been lying about the figures for crude production for some time. Obfuscating the truth with figures pumped as full of water as a KFC chicken breast. If it’s right, and I am no expert, then the shock we are about to experience will make 2008 look like the warm up act.

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  • @8 Jack c – if the water powered car had caught on we’d probably be paying over £1 a litre for water by now. Hold on, how much is a bottle of Evian?

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  • Peak oil is a problem, not helped by certain parties holding vast secret future supplies… Oh the power!

    De population will also be a problem. Can you see what it is yet.

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  • sibley's b'stard child says:

    Thank you for your concern Alan_540, perhaps you’ll care to enlighten me as to what the desired output should be?

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  • sibley’s b’stard child – just out of curiosity do you work (employed) in the public sector?

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  • sibley's b'stard child says:

    For my sins Jack, yes.

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  • Sib’s – FWIW it is unfair (IMO) to tar everyone in the public sector with the same brush (all part (IMO) of the planned cuts implementation) – I met with someone yesterday who works on Child Benefit and she’s literally burning herself out and I often find this is replicated across teaching etc…

    Having said that following on from Alan_540’s comment (Thursday, January 13, 2011 04:46PM) do you spend the remaining 10% of your time on facebook? (LOL)

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  • sibley's b'stard child says:

    Thanks Jack. In fairness, I spend my whole day in front of a PC screen and – as Mick alludes to – I get all my results despite spouting nonsense on here occasionally.

    As for the remaining 10%? It’s equally divided between actual work and downloading porn…

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  • Sib’s – thanks for the honesty (especially about the Frankie Vaughan) LOL

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