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« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2022, 04:32:33 PM »
In the uk the right to protest is being taken away. Itís one of, and there are a few, the more sinister things the government is up to.

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« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2022, 04:50:09 PM »
In the uk the right to protest is being taken away. Itís one of, and there are a few, the more sinister things the government is up to.

I keep hearing this will happen but it hasn't happened yet.

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« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2022, 04:53:26 PM »
Has the price of a barrel not dropped lately?

Yeah but good luck waiting on them passing that on, RAC said the other day it should be 5/6p cheaper than it is. Quick to go up, slow to come down

Why are others countries more protest orientated than us, such as France. Its not like we aren't a nation of complainers. Surely at some point people need to rally against the government to significantly reduce the price of fuel, and not just by 5 or 10p.

I've said this before but people need to protest now because if they don't it will be £2.50 a litre

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« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2022, 04:59:45 PM »
In the uk the right to protest is being taken away. Itís one of, and there are a few, the more sinister things the government is up to.

I keep hearing this will happen but it hasn't happened yet.

Not sure but did something pass parliament last week, see the lunatic that stands outside it with all the EU flags and loud speaker being confronted by a load of cops due to the new law. 

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« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2022, 05:25:04 PM »
In the uk the right to protest is being taken away. Itís one of, and there are a few, the more sinister things the government is up to.

I keep hearing this will happen but it hasn't happened yet.

Not sure but did something pass parliament last week, see the lunatic that stands outside it with all the EU flags and loud speaker being confronted by a load of cops due to the new law.

A new law was passed in April to curb the level of noise at a protest !

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« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2022, 10:25:14 PM »
What about leasing an electric car is that a way to curb cost of motoring???

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« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2022, 10:41:19 PM »
The government have been against fatties like me for years anyway. First it was the sugar tax on soft drinks, it is £1.77 for 1.5 litres of coke however the supermarkets often put Fanta on club card price. They even ruined Lucozade by changing their recipe to a lower sugar one, I tried putting sugar in Lucozade by spoon but it still didn't taste the same.

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« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2022, 08:32:51 AM »
Diesel is killing me. Price of groceries creeping up too.

Diesel is shocking. Can hardly see the needle moving when you put £50 in. Madness.

How do people do it if they're doing big miles every week?

Doing 500 mile a week myself for work. Don't chat.

I feel your pain RH88. Currently doing about 450miles a week for work, then add in the extra miles in the evening & weekends. It's costing a fortune.

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« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2022, 08:36:44 AM »
Has the price of a barrel not dropped lately?

Yeah but good luck waiting on them passing that on, RAC said the other day it should be 5/6p cheaper than it is. Quick to go up, slow to come down

Why are others countries more protest orientated than us, such as France. Its not like we aren't a nation of complainers. Surely at some point people need to rally against the government to significantly reduce the price of fuel, and not just by 5 or 10p.

I've said this before but people need to protest now because if they don't it will be £2.50 a litre
Should have been protests when it hit £1. Youíre right itíll be £2.50 before we know it. Time to invest in an electric car it looks like

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« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2022, 10:50:13 AM »
Has the price of a barrel not dropped lately?

Yeah but good luck waiting on them passing that on, RAC said the other day it should be 5/6p cheaper than it is. Quick to go up, slow to come down

Why are others countries more protest orientated than us, such as France. Its not like we aren't a nation of complainers. Surely at some point people need to rally against the government to significantly reduce the price of fuel, and not just by 5 or 10p.

I've said this before but people need to protest now because if they don't it will be £2.50 a litre
Should have been protests when it hit £1. Youíre right itíll be £2.50 before we know it. Time to invest in an electric car it looks like

It's not easy to find a new electric car. Inflation and the supply chain difficulties mean that production for this year is limited. If you do find one the savings on petrol/diesel are fantastic.
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« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2022, 10:52:17 AM »
Diesel is killing me. Price of groceries creeping up too.

Diesel is shocking. Can hardly see the needle moving when you put £50 in. Madness.

How do people do it if they're doing big miles every week?




Doing 500 mile a week myself for work. Don't chat.

I feel your pain RH88. Currently doing about 450miles a week for work, then add in the extra miles in the evening & weekends. It's costing a fortune.


Those are serious commutes lads. I feel for you. The one good thing about lockdown was that my place got established into Work from Home and I am now 2 day a week maximum in the office. The extra time I have in the evenings, never mind the cost of the travel means I would seriously consider my options if I had to go back to 5 days a week on site. My diesel bill would be about £500 a month. If you gross it up and take into account wear and tear on the car its probably the equivalent of £10-12k on a salary.

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« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2022, 12:00:31 PM »
Diesel is killing me. Price of groceries creeping up too.

Diesel is shocking. Can hardly see the needle moving when you put £50 in. Madness.

How do people do it if they're doing big miles every week?

Doing 500 mile a week myself for work. Don't chat.

I feel your pain RH88. Currently doing about 450miles a week for work, then add in the extra miles in the evening & weekends. It's costing a fortune.
Big time. Iím a bit behind you boys depending on my schedule. Iím in the next 6 days in a row. 70 mile round trip. Thatís before any of the other driving that needs doing. My diesel bill has sky rocketed

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« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2022, 01:00:44 PM »
Wife was out in Belfast yesterday for dinner and drinks and said every place was absolutely heaving. 3 gin and tonic was 24quid. 3 burgers, 1 chip and 3 drinks in Bunsen was £42. Said it was packed at 9 on a Sunday night.
What cost of living crisis?

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« Reply #28 on: July 04, 2022, 01:11:40 PM »
Wife was out in Belfast yesterday for dinner and drinks and said every place was absolutely heaving. 3 gin and tonic was 24quid. 3 burgers, 1 chip and 3 drinks in Bunsen was £42. Said it was packed at 9 on a Sunday night.
What cost of living crisis?

I know. It's like 2 extremes.

One of money is no object with big houses and jeeps with personalised  number plates while the other side is people thinking of how hard it'll be to pay heating bills and school uniforms etc.

There doesn't seem to be any middle ground!

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« Reply #29 on: July 04, 2022, 02:22:43 PM »
Wife was out in Belfast yesterday for dinner and drinks and said every place was absolutely heaving. 3 gin and tonic was 24quid. 3 burgers, 1 chip and 3 drinks in Bunsen was £42. Said it was packed at 9 on a Sunday night.
What cost of living crisis?

A good bottle of Gin costs £25 and 500ml of Fever tree tonic costs £2 in Tesco, these bars are buying it in for far cheaper than that again. Bars are completely ripping us off at this stage & tbh there are more expensive spots in Belfast at the minute too. In the past few weeks i've been in 3-4 differnt bars in Belfast and paid different prices between £5.50-£6.50 for a pint which is insane for a city like Belfast.

I met a friend a few weeks back, we only had about an hour so met him in the Errigal on Ormeau road for a quick bite & a pint. Lasagne and a pint came to £21.25, couldn't believe it. I'm far from miserable & eat out in restaurants every couple of weeks but £15 for a slice of lasagne and a few chips is madness, then £6.25 for the pint.