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Letter: Give drivers a fuel tax break.

Byline: Arnold Pennant

WHILST Prime Minister Gordon Brown may claim that there is no easy answer to the rapid increase in petrol and diesel prices in this country, he should also explain why his Government continues to extract the highest levels of fuel taxation.

The dramatic increase in the price of a barrel of crude oil is not the fault of the Prime Minister, but surely the time has come when he must consider the levels of fuel taxation here.

The world probably has a finite supply of oil and the rate at which it can be pumped out of the gound is also limited.

The main problem this year is that the demand for oil worldwide is probably higher than its supply and this is why the price has risen so dramatically.

The levels of fuel taxation are so high that the prices to consumers have risen so dramatically in the last three months.

Unfortunately our Government can do little to determine the world stocks of oil, but it can do something in the short term by reducing the excessive levels of fuel taxation.

Arnold Pennant, Tremeirchion

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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 29, 2008
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