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Jimi Dean Barrett wrote:
Sadly over here we just get David Cameron dressing like a twat and trying to pass himself off as a human being!

(Although I would have said the same about whoever's in charge to be honest.)

My favourite Moon conspiracy was man did eventually manage to get to it. But they found aliens there who (And I'm parphrasing somewhat) were all "Yo! Yo! The fuck you doing here? This is our business! See you? You can get right back in that NASA shite and fuck the fuck off back where you came!"
So basically aliens from the Deep South seem to live on the Moon. (I thank yew! ;))
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90c a litre !! you're bloody lucky !!! :shock: UK prices average around £1.35 a litre, thank goodness I only have a small economical car !!
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I can't remember when I last paid 90c a litre. Has to be at least 10 years ago :(
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snifferdog wrote:I can't remember when I last paid 90c a litre. Has to be at least 10 years ago :(
petrol has gone ridiculous in this country... €1.70 per litre :twisted: :twisted:
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henno wrote: petrol has gone ridiculous in this country... €1.70 per litre :twisted: :twisted:
Oh my! :shock: Would I be right if I guessed the reason the price is so much higher compared to the US, is that there is less demand?
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Not at all. It has always been more expensive in Europe. We also pay quite a lot of tax on fuel.
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We in the US also pay a high tax on top to the actual price, but the situation over there is insane.
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Over here in India petrol's $1.42/litre so we're not far behind. :twisted: :twisted: <.8.>
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Creek wrote:We in the US also pay a high tax on top to the actual price, but the situation over there is insane.
I guess the price of your fuel has gone up 12% to $0.93 per litre but it is $2.12/litre in Britain!!

http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicd ... y-chart-18
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It's official - our fuel is now the most heavily taxed in Europe -


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... etrol.html
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A petrol stn. near where my folks lived had rigged the pumps so customers wern't getting a full ltr. I think he got caught be trading standards and lost the franchise.
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As far as I know, doing something like that is a very serious offence. I read too about some publican here who got into big trouble because he was pouring cheap spirits into the bottles of more expensive ones behind the bar.
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snifferdog wrote:As far as I know, doing something like that is a very serious offence. I read too about some publican here who got into big trouble because he was pouring cheap spirits into the bottles of more expensive ones behind the bar.
and these are the kinda people who start mouthing of about greedy bankers and mp's fiddling expenses. Most people'd do it if they felt they could get away with it. That's why I don't like to be humanistic. Can't go wrong with a misanthropic outlook! :lol:
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Keith Jordan wrote: I guess the price of your fuel has gone up 12% to $0.93 per litre but it is $2.12/litre in Britain!!

http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicd ... y-chart-18
It should be criminal, for the oil companies are robbing us at the pumps. In Europe more so than here in the US. Which is graphical shown on your link.
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Creek wrote:It should be criminal, for the oil companies are robbing us at the pumps.
In the UK the oil companies and retailers don't make that much relative to the duty and VAT taken by the thieving government to fund the lives of the non-workers.