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ref date:10 Sep 2001 (ECON)
Even Europeans see Scots and English pay too much for petrol

"Firms in Britain are taxed twice as much for transport fuel as their rivals in Greece, so how can they compete?" said Gilles Gantelet, a spokesman for the commission's directorate-general on transport. "We have to harmonise excise duties to create a proper competitive environment for road transport."

Even as Europe does VERY well controlling greenhouse gases (unlike the USA) and has 'green taxes' the Europeans say that Blair is taxing too much!!!!

A 10% cut in costs would help businesses but would cost greedy London billions a year in lost revenue. So much for their excuse of we have to tax fuel to death because Europe says so. BLAIRS GOVERNMENT LIED.