Originally Posted by Hop
Of course it is. But the alternatives are to raise other taxes or cutting spending even faster, both of which are probably politically impossible at the moment.
Understand fully mate and I also understand that my role play is outlandish but at the same time the price of fuel here is also a big kick in the crotch to the health of this economy.
Sure we will never have tax free oil but at the same time I think we can both agree that the government does not do all it can to lower the strain.
OK so 27 billion, a lot of bread to be sure, we want (i assume) lower fuel duty.
Where else could the government hit to eat into that figure.
I smoke, they can hit me first, lets say another 10p on a pack of 20 as a start,
I think anything where we have a choice is good, with oil, all must pay either via the pump or shopping cart.
I also wonder if lower fuel duty would make our hauliers and other such industries better able to compete and therefore more profitable/taxable.