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raistlin wrote:... a plausible explanation as to why diesel is currently some 12p per litre more expensive than petrol please?
Bernard wrote:Because it's stinking dirty carcinogenic produce of Satan.
MN190 wrote:All the extra delivery vehicles on the road at this time of the year and the goverment making sure they aren't losing out on taxes?
PaulT wrote:The Government will want to collect x amount of tax. Take it off fuel and they will put it somewhere else. Disregard where you are paying tax but the average person will pay the same amount of tax. Take it off fuel and they could stick it on ordinary foodstuffs. No doubt the argument would be those who have enough money to have cars pay for it on fuel meaning that it is not placed on foodstuffs which would affect those on the lowest incomes who cannot afford cars.
Zeb wrote:Soooooo... when the oil really does start to run out, one of the important, albeit secondary impacts will be the transfer of taxation from fuel to other areas of the economy....we live in interesting times...