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just wondering why there hasnt been a big go slow or a strike by the major truck companies and public transport companies about the rising cost of fuel? it must be hampering the business especially when you have trucks and coaches etc doing 6-8 mpg and huge fuel tanks? im sure i can remember around ten years ago there was a go slow and no fuel deliveries by the tankers until the price of petrol/diesel was dropped aand it worked!! the price of fuel is high due to the amount of tax the government take on this and that should be lowered! by a lot!!! anyone have any comments? or anyone remember what happened approx 10 years ago if not longer?

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just wondering why there hasnt been a big go slow or a strike by the major truck companies and public transport companies about the rising cost of fuel? it must be hampering the business especially when you have trucks and coaches etc doing 6-8 mpg and huge fuel tanks?

 

There's a regular one at Stanlow refinery but the media barely mention it and the folk don't get behind it. Whether the former has a knock on effect of the latter I don't know.

 

http://www.ellesmereportpioneer.co.uk/ellesmere-port-news/local-ellesmere-port-news/2012/02/29/stanlow-fuel-protest-and-direct-action-group-plan-stanlow-demonstration-55940-30425375/

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and considering all this fuss at the minute about fuel, isnt it funny how the bus services are increasing their prices, as obviously more people will need to use public transport :suspect:

 

Did you see this in Nottingham:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-17559127

 

The money will be used to fund their tram system.

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We are without doubt the most dumbest nation on the planet, no wonder other countries see us as an easy touch and the last few days have been laughable, and idiots are still panic buying fuel..We deserve all we get.

 

For such a small country yes, I came here in 97 from Australia and some of the decisons that have been made are idiotic. The point im making Australia didnt make these rash decisions, they were thought out..

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actually if you look at the figures the vast majority fo the increase in fuel costs over the last ten years is not an increase in tax!!! the fuel escalator was scrapped!

 

Fuel is going up because the price of crude oil per barrel is rising, simple as that, demand is high if they went on strike the oil companies wouldnt lose any sleep over lost money as it would be happily bought by someone else. simple supply and demand economics.

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