Re: Chancellor delays 2p fuel duty rise
If they half the duty on fuel they will have to make it up somewhere else. In Wales the councils and schools are on strike for 2 days because they want more money, the Police balloted for the right to strike over their pay, the Fire Service went on strike over pay not long ago.
Iraq and Afghanistan are costing us, the treasury isn't getting anywhere near as much revenue from tobacco after the smoking ban, the roads are falling apart and need updating, hospitals are under funded, everyone is crying out for more cash and inflation is the highest for 11 years, almost twice the government's 2% target. If they drop the fuel, they'll find another way of swindling the money out of us and we'll all complain about stealth taxes. The British public complain regardless, we want better hospitals but don't want to pay for them.
A 2p hold on fuel duty is nothing in the grand scheme of things, it's a token effort to try and cheer up the public in these gloomy times. It's an extra £1 on a fill up that will last me 600 miles - if only train and bus tickets went up that little!
So whoop de doo, whoop do fuggin doo for the government not increasing tax.