ref date:7 Nov 2000 (ECON)
Fuel tax rip off to stay says Labour
Here's how the Scots AND English pay the worlds highest fuel taxes
In a brief moment of lucidity, the Tory party (who are they?) leader William Hague said
"The exorbitant cost of petrol is not just destroying the
livelihoods of many farmers and road hauliers. It is also
punishing the millions of families on a tight budget who use the
car to deliver their children to school and to do their weekly
shopping. It is punishing the millions of rural people for whom
the car is a necessity, not a luxury."
He hit the nail on the head. High fuel prices affects the entire way of life, not just a truck drivers and taxi driver BUT ALL OF US!
The Automobile Association found that Scotland AND England pay
the highest level of fuel taxation in the developed world and
that while in 1998 only 7% of motorists were aware of the
precise levels, by autumn of this year that figure had risen to