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Deluks

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:25 pm Reply with quote

And there was I thinking they were just incompetent... icon_rolleyes.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:54 pm Reply with quote

ellal wrote:
And there was I thinking they were just incompetent... icon_rolleyes.gif


I dunno, this government like the last is absolutely DESPERATE to raise more and more money in taxes to plug their leaking finances. Like the last they just seem completely unable to stop splurging money on all the time.

It's a bit tin foil hat to think they got people to panic buy to plug the gap enough to make this 1/4s finances look better, but at the same time would anyone be really surprised if it was true?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:45 pm Reply with quote

I think the idea is to make sure everyone got enough fuels so the Government hoping the strike will be a waste of time?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:36 pm Reply with quote

masona wrote:
I think the idea is to make sure everyone got enough fuels so the Government hoping the strike will be a waste of time?

They've already caused the same chaos as the first day or two of a strike would, so what's the difference?

It would have been much better if the tanker drivers had held off until the olympics...

We can still live in hope of really organised action at that time to highlight the dismantling of our country!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:48 pm Reply with quote

People are the same at Christmas. I've seen the crowds of people in Asda, Tesco's and Morrisons, a few days before the big day, stocking up with almost anything they can lay their hands on. And for what? They shut on Xmas Eve, only to open again either Boxing day or the day after, so 2 days maximum shutdown, yet people still buy enough food to last a month. icon_wink.gif icon_wink.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:02 pm Reply with quote

ellal wrote:
masona wrote:
I think the idea is to make sure everyone got enough fuels so the Government hoping the strike will be a waste of time?

They've already caused the same chaos as the first day or two of a strike would, so what's the difference?

The tanker drivers would still have to deliver before the strike so we all have a full tank when they're striking?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:31 pm Reply with quote

One enterprising landlord is trying to cash in.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:17 pm Reply with quote

I've already got cupboards full of pasties and first class stamps, I'm not sure where I am going to fit all the diesel I've just bought icon_confused.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:52 pm Reply with quote

^woody^ wrote:
I've already got cupboards full of pasties and first class stamps, I'm not sure where I am going to fit all the diesel I've just bought icon_confused.gif



Specially as your car runs on petrol. icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif

I'm stocking up on Easter Eggs,,, I reckon there's going to be a shortage of them next weekend. icon_wink.gif icon_wink.gif icon_wink.gif icon_wink.gif icon_wink.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:53 pm Reply with quote

Got my garage crammed with Bensons and unleaded.

Now, where did I put my lighter??
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:03 pm Reply with quote

Whitespirit66 wrote:
Got my garage crammed with Bensons and unleaded.

Now, where did I put my lighter??



Did you leave it up the P O T icon_mrgreen.gif icon_mrgreen.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:25 pm Reply with quote

^woody^ wrote:
I've already got cupboards full of pasties and first class stamps, I'm not sure where I am going to fit all the diesel I've just bought icon_confused.gif


dont buy a caravan to fit it in,20% vat on that now. and if it catches a fire those pasties get hot,you be tax evadeing icon_lol.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:07 pm Reply with quote

i queued up at a petrol station today...........it wasnt a really long one.....but long enough........no cars seemed to be coming out....worryingly.....then there was a tap on my window....one of the guys who work there, who i know said.....there are women at the front of the queue holding up the traffic waiting for pumps with nozzles on the same side as their petrol caps.....and would i mind explaining that the pipes stretch a long way so they can use any pump......coz it would sound bad coming from him....

sigh icon_rolleyes.gif ............and they wonder why women drivers get the p*ss taken out of them!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:18 pm Reply with quote

"A week of tax cuts for the rich, 250,000 donor dinners, tax rises for those whose idea of a good lunch is a hot pasty, pie or sausage roll, and talk of jerrycans and garages has undermined the Conservatives "we're all in it together" rhetoric"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17555818
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