Fuelling the fire

The strike action by Hoyer and Suckling Transport has paid off it seems, with the tanker drivers being offered a 14% pay rise, taking their average annual earnings to £41,750 (Information from BBC News). So what kind of message does this send to the essential services workers in the UK? Teachers have been offered a …

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Calculate your true Miles Per Gallon

Obviously a slow news week at the Business desk of the Washington Post. This Sunday saw them devote two thirds of the business section front page, and a further half page on page 2 to "Adventures in Hypermiling". The article was another example of a non-story where a journalist was shown a scan gauge that …

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Brown and Fuel – Turning a drama into a crisis

With Hoyer drivers threatening strike action tomorrow it was no surprise on Tuesday that the Prime Minister's spokesperson said: "We believe that this strike is unnecessary and we would want to ensure that nothing was done that inconvenienced the public. ...But the most responsible thing the public can do is to continue to buy as …

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Countryside Alliance on the fuel crisis

The following is copied from the Countryside Alliance website.  (Click here for the original article) Fuelling inequality In the autumn of 2000 when fuel protestors brought the country to a standstill the price of petrol was 76.9p a litre and diesel was 81.6p. Prices currently stand at 112.5p and 122.9p with no sign of prices …

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