Perusing through my twitter timeline earlier I spotted a news story that basically says the fight for lower and fairer fuel duty is going about as well as ever.
Britain’s 37 million drivers face the first hike in fuel duty in a decade https://t.co/ovpem6hQGI
— Sun Politics (@SunPolitics) February 20, 2020
Despite defeating Commie Corbyn in the time that’s elapsed since I last posted on this place, and the Conservatives this website was originally set up to support from the grassroots won big style, you may have noticed there was enough frustration with the way the party was heading as it was without this crap.
People were already pissed off with the price of Petrol and Diesel when the last Labour government was seeing out it’s final few years, and it’s mostly just been frozen in the time the Conservatives have been running the show.
Earlier I wrote a blog post or policy page (or was planning to) suggesting scrapping fuel duty altogether (as well as Alcohol + Tobacco duties), and just sticking a single higher 35% “sin” rate of VAT on them instead to make things fairer and clearer.
I sort of lost track of how much of the cost petrol & diesel consists of the tax on the stuff several years ago when it was hovering around 70-75% or something stupid like that.
Tory MPs to warn against raising fuel duty in budget https://t.co/5N7PRNNbkQ
— ConservativeChitChat (@ConservativeCCh) February 21, 2020