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      11-09-2007, 02:59 PM   #1
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Went to get fuel on the way home tonight. Diesel was 107.9p per litre.

Bring out those lorry blockades again
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Was only 106.9p last night for V-Power diesel here.
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Went to get fuel on the way home tonight. Diesel was 107.9p per litre.

Bring out those lorry blockades again
Of which about 75p is going to those w*****r at the Treasury. If you ask me the Govt are just asking for trouble by simply continuing to rake in the extra tax created by the surge in oil prices and making absolutely no comment. Correct me if I am wrong but it is the VAT element which is variable, the fuel duty is fixed.

We will, of course, pay double if oil remains at these ridiculously high levels, high oil prices will feed inflation which will in turn mean that interest rates will not fall or may even have to rise. Isn't life fair! So long as those greedy OPEC members make even more money
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a bit pissed off then Pete
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a bit pissed off then Pete
So am I, I think Pete summed it up perfectly.

Mr M3 Squeeze could be on the end of a big fuel bill soon.
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So am I, I think Pete summed it up perfectly.

Mr M3 Squeeze could be on the end of a big fuel bill soon.
To be honest it has been a consideration ......................................for about 10mins but the car is my toy for W/ends,so i figure where the 335d was not really a drinker,the M is gonna be a thirsty one
but i'll get the Vat back so it brings it back to 85p ish so hey ho
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Was once told by an ex-production manager of a BP refinery that diesel is much cheaper to produce than petrol. So why the difference at the pumps & who is pocketing the difference
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Was once told by an ex-production manager of a BP refinery that diesel is much cheaper to produce than petrol. So why the difference at the pumps & who is pocketing the difference
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To be honest it has been a consideration ......................................for about 10mins but the car is my toy for W/ends,so i figure where the 335d was not really a drinker,the M is gonna be a thirsty one
but i'll get the Vat back so it brings it back to 85p ish so hey ho
You do a lot of business at Wk/ends then Squeeze?

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The truth about cars like expensive BMWs is that the depreciation far exceeds the fuel, tyre, servicing costs, etc.

But, .... this is kind of hidden on a daily basis and we justify the cost of that new car because it's just so much better than are current car. (In our minds anyway)

But when you see fuel at this price and you know how much is tax it is just hard to stomach.
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Evening Squeezebm - what's your handicap by the way (golf)!
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Of which about 75p is going to those w*****r at the Treasury.
Keeps us in subs though Petay ?
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Keeps us in subs though Petay ?
Very good point silver As the latest ones are coming in at 1Bn a piece (and there are 7 of them) I suggest that you all do an extra 10,000 miles per year to pay for U238! (please)
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Very good point silver As the latest ones are coming in at 1Bn a piece (and there are 7 of them) I suggest that you all do an extra 10,000 miles per year to pay for U238! (please)
What are the new subs and who is building them. Are they built by the yobs in Barrow still?

1Bn a piece this is alot of money do we really need them or can't we just piggy back of what America has?
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Went to get fuel on the way home tonight. Diesel was 107.9p per litre.

Bring out those lorry blockades again
Gibbo, was that ordinary diesel or ultimate etc? Filled up this afternoon & ordinary diesel had just gone upto 99.9p.
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1Bn a piece this is alot of money do we really need them or can't we just piggy back of what America has?
Don't be silly, that would put millions of procurement specialists at Abbey Wood out of a job.
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Gibbo, was that ordinary diesel or ultimate etc? Filled up this afternoon & ordinary diesel had just gone upto 99.9p.
Regular Esso Unleaded the garage on the way home is normally 1 or 2p a litre more expensive than the cheapest around.
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What are the new subs and who is building them. Are they built by the yobs in Barrow still?

1Bn a piece this is alot of money do we really need them or can't we just piggy back of what America has?
They are built by BAe (submarine solutions) in Barrow, the only yard authorised to build Nuclear submarines. I was there a few weeks ago and was amazed by the inactivity. I think there are only something like 2000 employees now, as opposed to about 10,000 in its heyday. I have plenty of stories about the place and the people who build the boats, but not here!

Yes they are expensive, submarines always will be, I was slightly flippant in saying they are all 1Bn a piece. The first one is, economies of scale will reduce the cost of the later hulls but not by a huge amount. If you think that is expensive, the first of the new generation destroyers (Type 45 for you Navy geeks/groupies) is coming in at about the same. Now that is a waste of money for a 'skimmer'- but please don't quote me on that standing by for flak from Bumps

Do we need them? Of course we do, Govt policy says so! If we want a Trident replacement, assuming it is a submarine, we need to keep building them on a continous basis else the manufacturing expertise evaporates and you will never regain it. We are close with the US but not completely reliant. In comparison they have 56 Attack submarines to our 9!

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Don't be silly, that would put millions of procurement specialists at Abbey Wood out of a job.

But of course, who else would spend 50% of the defence budget if it wasn't for the 'gnomes' in Abbeywood!
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They are built by BAe (submarine solutions) in Barrow, the only yard authorised to build Nuclear submarines. I was there a few weeks ago and was amazed by the inactivity. I think there are only something like 2000 employees now, as opposed to about 10,000 in its heyday. I have plenty of stories about the place and the people who build the boats, but not here!

Yes they are expensive, submarines always will be, I was slightly flippant in saying they are all 1Bn a piece. The first one is, economies of scale will reduce the cost of the later hulls but not by a huge amount. If you think that is expensive, the first of the new generation destroyers (Type 45 for you Navy geeks/groupies) is coming in at about the same. Now that is a waste of money for a 'skimmer'- but please don't quote me on that standing by for flak from Bumps

Do we need them? Of course we do, Govt policy says so! If we want a Trident replacement, assuming it is a submarine, we need to keep building them on a continous basis else the manufacturing expertise evaporates and you will never regain it. We are close with the US but not completely reliant. In comparison they have 56 Attack submarines to our 9!




But of course, who else would spend 50% of the defence budget if it wasn't for the 'gnomes' in Abbeywood!
Thanks Pete,

I am just looking on the royal navy future submarine section of the website. This 'Astute sounds quite a beast can you bring it to the rolling road day!

http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/server/show/ConWebDoc.8593

I like the way the first point is you get your own bed! Always good to get priorities in the right order! Seriously really fantastic engineering, just hope we never have to use it for war.
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Thanks Pete,

I am just looking on the royal navy future submarine section of the website. This 'Astute sounds quite a beast can you bring it to the rolling road day!

http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/server/show/ConWebDoc.8593

I like the way the first point is you get your own bed! Always good to get priorities in the right order! Seriously really fantastic engineering, just hope we never have to use it for war.
I was on the boat three weeks ago, it is a huge step change in capability from the previous class of SSN, one of which was my previous command. Astute is absolutely awesome, one of those is on my xmas list

The bed (bunk) thing is amusing, but submariners do like their beauty sleep! Seriously, the boat is 50% bigger than the previous class but the accommodation is actually smaller. Not a problem cos we are roughy toughy types and the extra money makes it all worth while
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Not really keeping up with things these days but I thought we had a bit of a difference of opinion with the cousins about just how close to the muddy brown water it was sensible to get?
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