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So, we hear that the Government is looking at cutting car tax
for motorists in rural areas in a bid to prevent the widespread
petrol pump protests seen last month. Chancellor Gordon Brown is
strongly opposed to a 2p cut in petrol duties, a move that would
cost £1billion in lost taxes, but he has recently been in talks
with hauliers, farmers and the elderly and is thought to be
looking at a £110 cut in car tax. The move would see annual tax
for a car over 1200cc fall from £155 to just £45. Any
announcement will be made at the end of this month when the
country's pre-budget report is unveiled
What a disgrace, Gordon Brown is opposed to a 2p cut in petrol
duties! I think most of you will agree that 2p is worse than an
insult and I remind you of what I once heard a street
entertainer in Covent Garden tell a large crowd who were about
to disperse after watching his performance. "Place your
hand in your pockets and take out some money then ask yourself,
can I do much with this because if the answer is no, then I sure
as hell can't" I suggest Gordon Brown does the same.
Have you ever wondered about our North Sea Oil reserves, well
read on as a thought to the question of how best to raise
revenue to prop up the government coffers without continually
attacking us motorists.
Most EU countries are a significant net importer of oil, the UK
is a significant net exporter of oil, further more the UK is not
in OPEC and UK oil reserves will be exhausted before the Middle
East (current estimates are that North Sea oil will last for
about another 15 years) It is therefore in our national
interests that the international oil prices be as high as
possible. For our government to place pressure on OPEC to reduce
oil prices is not merely the best response to lowering fuel
prices but more akin to economic illiteracy. On oil mined in the
UK the Treasury receives mining taxes, which rise as the oil
prices rise. However, these taxes do not rise by enough to allow
price-stabilising fuel duty to keep the petroleum tax take
always the same. Instead higher revenues from fuel duty in
low-price years would be used to offset lower revenues in high
So fuel tax should be no higher than say 55% of the pump price,
effectively giving us motorists a much fairer deal, our natural
assets should be utilised for not only giving the oil companies
record profits and the Chancellors office windfall revenues, but
affording us all cheaper petrol. We are the Arabs.
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