Matthew Jones <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> It also irtritates me when the oil companies hike fuel prices and the "dump
> the pump" lobby respond by suggesting that the government drop tax. Why
> don't they ever have a go at BP or Shell?

Because the vast majority of the petrol pump price (something like
70-80%) is tax.

UK has the _cheapest_ petrol in Europe before tax and the _most_
expensive afterwards.

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1024/D9C69DF9 steve mynott [EMAIL PROTECTED]

    reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
        -- philip k. dick

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