Thursday, 19 March 2009

Quick soapbox moment

I generally try to avoid being too serious on here, but I'm feeling the need to draw your attention to the following. This is taken from
“In just 2 weeks fuel duty will rise again, bringing the total tax paid at the pumps to 71 pence in every pound - despite Prime Minister Gordon Brown promising not to raise fuel duty...
Fuel duty is set to rise by roughly 2 pence per litre on April 1st meaning that 66 pence of the average litre of fuel goes directly to the Treasury. Fuel tax goes into a central government tax pot. It's not necessarily allocated back out to motoring, so fuel tax can be spent on anything – the NHS, housing, pensions or even banking bailouts.
At the height of soaring pump prices Brown made a promise during Prime Minister's Questions on July 16th 2008 not to raise fuel duty for a year. He stated: 'In recognition of the problem people face with petrol, we are freezing duty on petrol for the full year.' Brown broke this promise in December 2008 when he added 2 pence per litre to fuel duty to offset the reduction of VAT to 15%... He is set to break the promise for a second time on April 1st when fuel duty on unleaded and diesel will rise 1.84 pence per litre. Including the additional 15% VAT on top this will make the rise at the pumps around 2 pence per litre.
Lies, lies, lies. I don't know why the British people voted for him. Oh yeah, that's right—we didn't.
Okay, that's it.


  1. The Jackal (sadly, your father).24 March 2009 at 18:23

    Did you know that "Prime Minister Gordon Brown" is an anagram of "Lying Thieving Unelected Bastard"? Too good to be true isn't it? Yes, unfortunately.

  2. I know that "Virginia Bottomley" is an anagram of "Evil Tory Bigot". And that is true.