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£1.30 per litre for petrol

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Technogee, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Technogee

    Technogee New Member

    Whilst on the bus passing a Shell petrol station. MAN £1.30 !!!!!! I'm SO GLAD I scrapped my car now. No way I can afford £1.30.
    I have a half fare bus pass cos I'm unemployed. Even a day rider only £3.40 for the day.
    You poor motorist. Mozart should play his violin symphony for you.:icon_surprised:
     
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  3. halliclone

    halliclone New Member

    Ouch, that's a bit steep. Get yourself a bike mate, great fun, healthy and cheep as chips!:icon_smile:
     
  4. Technogee

    Technogee New Member

    I did have a bike. so cheap as chips it was. But now I just like sitting on the top deck on the front row. I get a nice view of Leeds I can admire. If you see me . wave to me and say Hi
     
  5. Laineyiow

    Laineyiow New Member

    You're lucky our petrol is £1.31 MINIMUM and goes up to £1.33 depending which garage you go to. Diesel starts at £1.35. I would love to use public transport but at £4 each way and no cheap "day rider" tickets then it's a definite no no! Our weekly tickets are £22!

    So, unfortunately, some "poor motorists" don't have much option!
     
  6. Casino Hire

    Casino Hire New Member

    It is getting crazy .. not sure if it is always valid. petrol has steadily risen at a rate way over inflation for years
     
  7. Malky

    Malky New Member

    As you are unemployed you wont have the joy of catching a bus at 5.00am, if there is one, and if you live out in the sticks that’s highly unlikely
     
  8. dervish99

    dervish99 A Mod not a Rocker

    :D:D:D

    Try getting on a bus at rush hour, if you can, costs a lot more than £3.40:nod:
     
  9. grafter

    grafter New Member

    Don`t cost as much in France - wonder why.

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    Do we just get what we deserve?
     
  10. Malky

    Malky New Member

    Stiff upper lip and all that.
     
  11. nevben

    nevben New Member

    Perhaps the government will cut the duty on fuel, Think I need my head testing. Did not realise that unemployed got half fare passes for bus's does this also apply to those who are ill?
    What puzzles me is that in the face of huge cuts we can be one of the first to deploy our resources to try and sort Libyian situation out or make it worse?
    Not sure if the amout of oil from Libya has a significant influence on the price of oil but sure as hell the government will tax the arse out of it, which has a direct influence on inflation.
     
  12. terenced

    terenced New Member

    @ nevben, I know unemployed people and they don't get half price travel either
     
  13. nevben

    nevben New Member

    Technogee says he gets a pass cos he is unemployed, am not sure about it, it may be some form of reward to help him find work, he has been unemployed for some 5 years or so he says.
     
  14. sevenhills

    sevenhills Active Member

    Some people on benefits get, LeedsCard Extra, which helps them keep fit for a cheaper price. So they are not all lazy layabouts, lol
     
  15. nevben

    nevben New Member

    Never heard of that card, is it some form of bus pass?Cant really see how being able to use buses cheaper would help people keep fit? Did not mean to ininuate that all seeking work are lazy layabouts, but I would agree that five years without work does raise some question as to why this remains the case.
     
  16. Casino Hire

    Casino Hire New Member

    So diesel is now £6 + a gallon, taking into consideration that fully loaded my van does 20 mpg max .. that means it costs me 30p a mile ... yikes
     
  17. nevben

    nevben New Member

    Yes it has gone bloody crazy the prices of fuel
     
  18. sevenhills

    sevenhills Active Member

    If its fully loaded you must be earning loads of dosh !!!!
     
  19. Technogee

    Technogee New Member

    The 1p cut in yesterday's cut for fuel duty. 80p a litre goes towards tax. Maybe the British government should not be hell bent of punishing law binding public higher taxes.
    There's a lot of truckers going out of business of this madness. How will we get what we what when truckers' cannot afford to deliver them.
    If Britain is strong economy.There should be a budget every 2 or 3 years . Not twice a year.
    Its really sad good and product get taxed so much. Specially fuel duty!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. sevenhills

    sevenhills Active Member

    That is a load of balls!

    Its just people complaining because times are hard. Will the supermarkets have lower profits because of empty shelves?
    We have had high fuel prices for quite some time, yet Morrisons have increased their profits. Perhaps they have their own fleet of HGVs?
     
  21. fairerfares

    fairerfares New Member

    Well times are hard we are told and Rachel Reeves has just done the daily politics saying that labour would half the deficit and not wipe it like osbourne plans.

    Why not join our Fairer Fares campaign for better public transport and cheaper fuel
     

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