UK Government Petition to lower fuel prices
Thu Jun 5 11:01:59 CEST 2008
The Dong wrote:
>> Nope. I'd sign the petition to further *increase* fuel tax if the money
>> was invested into proper public transport instead. Even at the current
>> level, energy is too cheap, so we keep wasting it.
> Head in the clouds.
> The UK doesn't have a publicly owned public transport system.
I know. It's at the core of the problem that desperately needs a solution.
> How can the government do sod all?
Laws and systems can be changed. Thatcher could privatise it all, a new
government could buy it back or control it through strict laws. Just
because it's unlikely to happen anytime soon doesn't mean it's not
possible. But if people feel they spend too much money on their cars,
maybe they start considering public transport and find out that
something needs to be done about it...
> There is no hope for any of us ;)
I don't buy that.
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