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Bloody fuel protestors…

Bloody fuel protestors…

Look, why on earth is the country so petrified of a petrol rise? Why is even the BBC abandoning its impartial stance and reporting rising fuel prices as if it’s economic Armageddon?

Rising fuel prices are a good thing, as long as they deter people from driving round the corner for a pint of milk, and make them walk/bike to the corner shop instead. It makes people think twice about their journey – well, at least it ought to.

And people won’t vote, they won’t demonstrate over anything. Unless it’s over bloody fuel prices. Even the anti-war demos didn’t attract this much attention/chaos. Why are we suddenly surrounded by right-wing fascist militants intent on disrupting a perfectly good Saturday afternoon? What happened to the left-wing commie agitators? Have they all gone to ground or something?

It’s an insane world where people ignore global warming and protest over their right to expel more fumes and pollution, while ID cards get voted through on the nod with barely a street march. Grrr.

(PS: Greetings for visitors from Rick Strom’s blog. When he can conduct a civil argument without irrelevant references to my location and other irrevelvant childish insults then maybe an interesting debate can begin. Although frankly, it looks like we have different priorities in life.)

4 Comments

  • Too bloody right. I completely agree, though there needs to be more cheaper and properly integrated public transport systems before people will start using their cars less.
    I’ve travelled around a bit the last few months (at weekends) and it’s a sad fact that it worked out cheaper for me in all these cases to take my car (and of course it was more convenient).
    I’m all for higher fuel tax etc. but an alternative is essential. When I’m in Yorkshire I use trains and buses loads. it’s cheaper than parking, and they’re frequent and less hassle than driving. but getting form Aberystwyth to Huddersfield takes ages and costs far more than driving so I never take the train (and thats only with one person in the car).
    I think a lot has to change before this strategy will work, but I wish it would. and I agree that people should be more worried about ID cards, illegal wars etc. etc. than a few pence on petrol.

  • I agree. What did we think was going
    to happen if we kept raping the planet
    for deceased dino-juice?

    You have a flamer? You have arrived.

  • Too bloody right. I completely agree, though there needs to be more cheaper and properly integrated public transport systems before people will start using their cars less.
    I've travelled around a bit the last few months (at weekends) and it's a sad fact that it worked out cheaper for me in all these cases to take my car (and of course it was more convenient).
    I'm all for higher fuel tax etc. but an alternative is essential. When I'm in Yorkshire I use trains and buses loads. it's cheaper than parking, and they're frequent and less hassle than driving. but getting form Aberystwyth to Huddersfield takes ages and costs far more than driving so I never take the train (and thats only with one person in the car).
    I think a lot has to change before this strategy will work, but I wish it would. and I agree that people should be more worried about ID cards, illegal wars etc. etc. than a few pence on petrol.

  • JOHN WILKINSON

    it's as if you don't drive.
    i need a car to work because theres no transport to where i work. so what do you propose then,theres no work close to where i live.

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