Friday, September 28, 2007

The politics of a pound a litre 

A forgotten bit of the last budget is coming home to roost on October the First when a deferred increase in Excise Tax will put up the price of petrol and diesel at the pumps. Under present conditions this may see the £1 litre on sale at many forecourts within a few days. We can expect some public uproar about this…

Not you would think the best background for a governing party contemplating an October election campaign. And it may not be the best context for a party like ours seeking to make the case for radical Green Taxes. Most people will come across our new Tax Policy for the first time when the wider row breaks on these prices.

Do you think Gordon forgot about this upcoming tax hike when he crossed the corridor from the Treasury to Number Ten? If not, he must have some tactical plan to mind to turn it round on his opponents during an election. I trust our front line team is prepared…

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