Friday, 4 March 2011

Please sir, can we stop taking so much money off the serfs?

The British government has asked the EU Commission for permission to reduce fuel duty by 5p per litre in the Scottish Isles and the Isles of Scilly.

Under the EU Energy Tax Directive, member states have to charge a minimum tax on fuel and have to get the unanimous agreement of Finance Ministers from every EU member state before they are allowed to introduce any variable rate of fuel tax.

The EU Commission is expected to take at least 6 months to decide whether the British government is allowed to discount fuel duty.

This isn't just a national embarrassment, it's a declaration of the British government's subservience to their masters on the continent.  Whoever signed us up to this EU Directive should be charged with treason.