I'm the Hen Ferchetan. This is my take on the world through the eyes of Wales. While mostly about Welsh politics (that most famous of dour topics!) I try to scatter some humour around, but I doubt anyone but me will find it funny! Have a read, and if it bores you then feel free to never come back!

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Fueling My Cynicism

Just three days ago a joint Plaid Cymru and SNP amendment to the Finance Bill was rejected after Labour, Lib Dems and Tories refused to support it.

The amendment was a Fuel Duty Regulator to help combat rising petrol/diesel prices. According to the Western Mail the Regulator would work like this
any extra cash raised for the Treasury from VAT on petrol or diesel as a result of the higher pump prices would be spent on an equivalent cut in fuel duty.

Today the Conservatives proposed changes to combat the rise in petrol/diesel prices. The BBC describes it like this

Shadow chancellor George Osborne told the BBC the party was looking at plans to cut fuel duty when oil prices rise and increase it when prices fall.

So on a nationalist backed vote to lower fuel duty when petrol prices are high the Tories refuse to support, yet three days later they bring out plans to lower fuel duty when petrol prices are high.

Don't you just love party politics?

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