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    Default Hilary Benn defends road tax hike

    Mr Benn said:
    Since three out of every four cars that is sold in the country are actually second-hand cars, not new ones, it is important that you have a change that also applies to the second-hand market, as it does to new cars.
    Mr Benn, you forgot to tell us why people of moderate means with a 5-year-old Ford Focus that they were thinking of selling in order to buy a newer greener car, should be pleased that the second-hand value of their car has just dropped £1000 thanks to the government's retrospective tax.

    Or indeed why they should vote Labour at the next election.

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    That is because Mr Benn is a tit and has a girls name
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    Complete idiots - do they honestly think anyone is falling for this green tax carbon footprint bulltulip anymore..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sausage Surprise View Post
    Complete idiots - do they honestly think anyone is falling for this green tax carbon footprint bulltulip anymore..
    Mr Benn, Mr Benn! You also forgot to tell us why the second-hand market is like the new market. After all, if fewer people buy new Ford Focuses, Ford will sell fewer: result. If fewer people buy second-hand Ford Focuses, those used Focuses won't disappear, they will continue to be driven around, by now disgruntled ex-Labour voters. Mr Benn would be well-advised not to step in front of any Ford Focus on the road.

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    If taxes were true green taxes then other taxes would be reduced to compensate for the increase so that they are revenue neutral.

    Thus, they are STEALTH taxes designed to increase tax revenue to fill a burgeoning black hole in New Lie finances.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybertory View Post
    If taxes were true green taxes then other taxes would be reduced to compensate for the increase so that they are revenue neutral.

    Thus, they are STEALTH taxes .........

    New Lie OUT !!!!!
    Like this stealth tax presumably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peoplesoft bloke View Post
    Like this stealth tax presumably.
    The fuel price escalator was introduced by the Conservative government in 1993 and set at an annual increase of 3% ahead of inflation, later rising to 5%.

    After gaining power in 1997, the rate of increase was raised by the Labour government to 6% per year. The last rise due to the escalator took place following the budget on March 9, 1999 [1].

    The end to the escalator was announced on November 9, 2000, following the UK fuel protests, of which it was a contributory factor. When the escalator ended, fuel in the UK was the most expensive in Europe, with fuel tax representing over 75% of the retail price of fuel. In 1993 UK fuel had been amongst the cheapest in Europe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    The fuel price escalator was introduced by the Conservative government in 1993 and set at an annual increase of 3% ahead of inflation, later rising to 5%.

    After gaining power in 1997, the rate of increase was raised by the Labour government to 6% per year. The last rise due to the escalator took place following the budget on March 9, 1999 [1].

    The end to the escalator was announced on November 9, 2000, following the UK fuel protests, of which it was a contributory factor. When the escalator ended, fuel in the UK was the most expensive in Europe, with fuel tax representing over 75% of the retail price of fuel. In 1993 UK fuel had been amongst the cheapest in Europe.
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