Great new post from The Currer Ball – and very true.

While the 1p off per litre is nice, it doesn’t really compensate for massive public spending cuts, does it now? And I’m waiting for the oil companies to pass on the costs…

The phantom budget Let’s say that the size of the average tank’s 16 gallons – that’s 72 litres. Let’s also say that the average motorist fills up twice a week. By those 2 generous estimates, George Osborne’s rabbit magicked from his top hat saves us about £1.50 a week – £78 per annum. And that’s assuming (wildly, some might say) that North Sea oil companies don’t take their £2 billion tax levy and hospital pass it to consumers. Meantime, millions of non-motorists p … Read More

via The Currer Ball

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