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Yesterday I couldn't understand why there were such huge queues at Morrisons petrol station when I went past.

 

Just remembered... petrol/diesel prices are going up from today.

 

By the 4th Jan apparently we will be paying around 3.5p a litre more but nothing to do with oil costs....just a greedy government who know we'll just have to pay it :cry:

 

Not to mention that petrol stations have already been increasing the cost anyway so this rise is ontop of that too :roll:

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Think Morrisons was ?1.19.9 for unleaded and ?1.24.9 for Diesel a couple of says ago but might be wrong :?

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:cry: That's it Obs make us feel worse :lol::P

 

That's only about 50p a litre :shock: : I suppose their roads are a lot longer though :lol::wink:

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Apparently all these tax hikes placed on the car user are supposed to go to projects that enable people to use other types of greener and sustainable transport, in the news lately we are seeing exorbitant increases in train fares and even bigger bonuses to shareholders and bosses of such companies and no doubt these bonuses are coming from the road tax payer.

 

If the train companies can not dip into their own/shareholders pockets to make the railway system better, then why do they have to dip into mine!

 

Once again the working person is being penalized for going to work by car or by train. :roll:

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Just paid ?1.34 per litre for deisel :evil:

 

Now if only the EU could do something useful for this country and make it illegal to charge different duty rates for fuel!!

 

But that would be an advantage of membership and we all know there aint none of those eh Kije!!??

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Perhaps we may see a change in life style habits? Instead of 25,000 folk leaving Warrington to work everyday, passing the other 25,000 who come to work here; we may get round to folk actually living close to their places of work and play! :shock:

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Not Maggie's style: think it was the Bliar Gov that brought in the "fuel tax escalator"; but as their poll ratings became inversly proportional to the tax, they quickly dropped the idea, like most of their principles! :wink:

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Perhaps we may see a change in life style habits? Instead of 25,000 folk leaving Warrington to work everyday, passing the other 25,000 who come to work here; we may get round to folk actually living close to their places of work and play! :shock:

 

I currently work at customer sites in places as far separated as Fleetwood, Speke, Whiston, Bootle, Bromborough, Birchwood, Bradford and Halifax.

 

Our highly specialised machines can't be maintained by just any local bloke with a spanner, and are installed wherever our customers want them to be - and the locations of our machines change over time as customers go bust, new customers come along, existing customers buy eachother out or win major new contracts.

 

Where do you suggest I should live Obs?

 

And how would you suggest I should be getting to work?

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Perhaps we may see a change in life style habits? Instead of 25,000 folk leaving Warrington to work everyday, passing the other 25,000 who come to work here; we may get round to folk actually living close to their places of work and play! :shock:

 

Is there that many in full time work in this town ?? :lol::lol:

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I am similar to inky, I primarily work on Nuclear Power Stations and oil refineries. I don't think we fit into Obs 16th century outlook inky :wink:

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Ink, you merely prove an exception that sustains the rule; I don't think the vast majority fall into your category. However, should fuel prices continue to increase, it may become viable for more trained folk to be available to service smaller areas. As for 16th C Kije; we've had a bit of snow and ice, and our whole transport infrastructure has been on the verge of collapse; it's not rocket science to suggest that our current level of dependency isn't sustainable either through weather, our enviroment, congestion or cost. :roll:

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Ink, you merely prove an exception that sustains the rule; I don't think the vast majority fall into your category. However, should fuel prices continue to increase, it may become viable for more trained folk to be available to service smaller areas.

 

At well over ?100,000 for my initial training and equipment alone, fuel prices would have to go one HELL of a lot higher before it became viable for my employer to have lots of spare people sitting around - just to save a few gallons. :lol::lol:

 

 

As for 16th C Kije; we've had a bit of snow and ice, and our whole transport infrastructure has been on the verge of collapse; it's not rocket science to suggest that our current level of dependency isn't sustainable either through weather, our enviroment, congestion or cost. :roll:

 

In case you didn't notice (and if you practice the kind of localism you preach, then maybe you didn't). It was only the LOCAL roads which were severely affected by the weather, because the LOCAL council couldn't be bothered to grit them adequately. There were hardly any major problems on the motorways and trunk routes across the NW of England.

 

In fact, it was perfectly easy to drive from one end of the region to the other - including the highest stretch of motorway in the country crossing the Pennines - on days when it was virtually impossible just to drive into our LOCAL village centre.

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