mr brown we love u

larrythelamb

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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.

Watch Brown pledge to freeze fuel duty. (1.40m - 2.02m)

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."

ok all you got to love him i say we should ************************* ooo sorry
shot my foot :cry::cry:

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% - a move which angered UK hauliers who are able to claim fuel VAT back, but not fuel duty.

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.

The Treasury have said that the only time further changes to fuel duty can take place are at the next Budget – which has been postponed from March until April 22nd, after the duty rise comes in.

Do you think the Budget has been postponed to push through a duty rise unchallenged? Do you think it's fair that 71% of the cost of a litre of fuel goes directly to the Treasury? Should Brown be held to account for breaking his promise not to raise fuel duty? Leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts.


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warwick

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I think you are incredibly narrow minded worrying about fuel duty (joke) wait until we get all the tax bill for Browns Follies. I hope the electorate give him and his party such a trashing next time around, how as Chancellor for some ten years could he not have forseen the risks of things going wrong with the economy.
Could it be because he was so desperate to be PM nothing else mattered !!
 

Wildman

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One day mr Ozelem brown will meet his true destiny and disappear up his own backside.
Sooner the better.
 

evans88

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The next government will have to many introduce unpopular tax raising measures in order to right the economic wrongs of this government. Memories are very short in politics. People will turn against the Tories to the extent that this lot might stand a good chance of getting back in, in 2014. Such is the fickle nature of the electorate!
 

hilldweller

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One day mr Ozelem brown will meet his true destiny and disappear up his own backside.
Saw him yesterday, looking like a undertaker who had just heard that cancer and heart disease had been cured. What a depressing sight and sound.

Followed by Sarcozi who was bouncing around like Carla was giving him a blow job behind the podium.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uxb0JHqzlA"]YouTube - French president Nicolas Sarkozy drunk at G8[/ame]

Could we do a swap ? At least he appears to be human.
 
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