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Monthly Archives: SEPTEMBER 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

At the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool on Sunday 25th September, I set out the calls from FairFuelUK for a significant cut in Fuel Duty.

I explained how cutting fuel duty would boost the economy, save jobs, ease inflation and give the whole country a morale boosting lift. The event took place against the background of the number of signatures on the FairFuelUK petition on the new Government eSite reaching 95,000, only 5,000 short of the total required to trigger a full Parliamentary debate on the issue.

Campaign Manager Peter Carroll said, ‘There are rumours that the Government is trying to identify ways of stimulating the economy without compromising its deficit reduction strategy. One answer is to cut fuel duty. Recent figures released by the Treasury have shown that Fuel Duty is so high that the treasury has actually collected less money from it, as people and businesses have just not been able to afford it. Therefore, a Fuel Duty cut could actually INCREASE tax revenues, increase growth and lower inflation. The huge support for our campaign and the online ePetition on the Government site

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dear FairFuelUK Supporter,

It appears that the Government and institutions like the International Monetary Fund are finally accepting that more needs to be done to increase growth in the economy. There are substantial rumours that the Government might be trying to bring forward spending on major infrastructure projects to boost growth.

This may be a good idea. However, in all of these discussions, the politicians are not even discussing that CUTTING FUEL DUTY NOW could actually be a major part of the answer! A fuel duty cut now would boost growth, reduce inflation and create jobs. Additionally, we believe that the Government itself would gain, as the greater economic activity would yield more tax.

To get the politicians talking about this as an option, we now only need 8,000 extra signatures at http://bit.ly/FFUK-Gov.

When we hit the 100,000 target we will force a full Parliamentary debate on this issue. FairFuelUK, the RAC, FTA and RHA will then have your mandate to make them see sense.

Additionally, over coming weeks, we will be asking our supporters to write and email their MPs to put our case.

For now, our main priority is getting the 100,000 signatures on http://bit.ly/FFUK-Gov.

Our economic case for a cut in fuel duty now can be downloaded from http://bit.ly/FFUKprospectus

We ask your understanding if you have already signed. This ePetition is different than any that we have done before as it is on the Governments own servers and we have no way of knowing which of our supporters has signed. Forwarding this email to friends and colleagues would be a great help in getting those last few thousand vital signatures.

With enormous thanks for your support to date,

Kind regards,
Peter Carroll

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Monday, September 19, 2011

I took the FairFuelUK message to the Liberal Democrat conference early today. I joined a panel of experts convened at a fringe event organised by ‘The Transport Hub’. The event challenged politicians on the need to consider economic growth, affordable road fuel and the environment.
I said, ‘There was broad agreement that hard working people are suffering from the short comings and costs of public transport plus the pain of some of the highest levels of fuel duty in Europe. The panel and the audience agreed that the current costs of personal and public mobility must come down. I restated the central call of the FairFuelUK campaign for an immediate cut in fuel duty to stimulate the economy and create desperately needed jobs’.

Peter Carroll, one of our excellent FairFuelUK team said, ‘Our campaign can only win through if it has broad support in the Commons. We are determined to go to all three major Party conferences. In addition, we now only need 9,000 more signatures on our petition on the Government eSite to force a Parliamentary debate on the vital fuel duty issue

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