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Saturday, 5 March 2011

Blazing row over fuel prices,

A blazing row took place between Sir Michael Black-Feather
the English first minister, and David Cameron, the British prime minister over
the cost of fuel rising in some areas of England by the hour, and now reaching
£1.42p per litre double the cost of the price at the pumps last year under New

Sir Michael said; that this British government, its leaders
are sucking the very substance out of England and its people with tax, tax and
more tax and  there was absolutely no
justifications for the rising costs in England when he had already given the
government  alternatives but was totally

Sir Michael earlier this year was turn down for a post in
the British cabinet office for being English, (British senior cabinet advisor)
But now after the big row,

Chancellor George Osborne has promised economic growth and
hinted at fuel duty cuts in a speech to the Tory spring conference in Cardiff,
Sir Michael said; if the Tories want the whole of the cake, Cameron needs to
get a pair of ears and listen to what England and its people want, not the
British own agenda.

Weeks away before the Budget, Mr Osborne, who had also
hinted at fuel duty cuts in January, now said after the big row he knew how
much fuel costs were hitting people.

He also announced 10 new enterprise zones in England to
boost growth.

Sir Michael said the enterprise zones had failed in the
1980s and Osborne "needed a sure plan for growth, not spin catching tory
headlines" it’s not zones we need in England it jobs and industries.

Osborn’s speech came as trade unionists marched through
Cardiff to protest against government cuts.
Members of 50 unions are taking part in the demonstration,
with Mark Sewotka of the PCS union and Len McCluskey of Unite leading the
The government is also facing growing protests about the
price of fuel - as international development minister Alan Duncan warned in an
interview with the Times that pump prices could double in response to unrest in
the Middle East.
The government has already applied to the European
Commission to be allowed to cut fuel duty for residents on some British
In his speech, the chancellor sent a clear signal that he
will act to stop a planned increase in petrol duty for all UK motorists due in
April in his March 23 Budget.
He told party activists: "I know how hard the rises in
world oil prices are hurting families in Britain. 

"When it costs £1.30 for a litre of petrol, £80 to fill
up a family car, I know people are feeling squeezed. And I say to people
watching: 'I hear you'."

"We've got another of the Labour Party's pre-planned
rises in petrol tax also coming this April - one penny above inflation,"
Mr Osborne said.

And while he said he would "not take risks with
economic stability", he added: "I promise you I am doing everything I
can to find a way to help."

Labour's Angela Eagle, the shadow chief secretary to the
Treasury, accused the chancellor of having "nothing more than
platitudes" for millions of families.

She called on him to help them by reversing the Tory VAT
rise on petrol, which has added £1.35 to the cost of filling up a 50-litre
tank, and suggested he looked again at the annual duty rise due in April.

The last Labour government often postponed planned
duty increases when world oil prices were rising, as they are now," she

"He should rethink his reckless plan to cut too deep
and too fast which has sent the economy into reverse with unemployment now
rising again and the economy shrinking. And he needs to wake up to the fact
that without more jobs and strong economic growth, you can't get the deficit
down," she added. 

Mr Osborne is under pressure to come up with a strategy to
get Britain's economy moving to replace jobs cut from the public sector - and
after last month's surprise GDP figures suggested the economy could be tipping
back into recession.

'Great potential'

The enterprise zone plan - which will cost £100m over four
years - is a scaled down version of one of Margaret Thatcher's most
high-profile policies from the 1980s.

They will be established in areas of England that have been
hit hard by the economic downturn - mainly in parts of the Midlands and the

Firms will be offered reduced business rates, simplified
planning rules and less regulation.

He told party activists the zones would be "in parts of
Britain that have missed out in the last 10 years".

"They will be centres for new businesses and new jobs
where taxes will be even lower and more restrictions on growth removed,"
he said. 

"They will be the places in our land with great
potential - but which need that extra push from government and local
communities working together."

Earlier enterprise zones set up by the Thatcher and Major
governments have been criticised by two reports this week for creating too few
jobs at too high a cost, and for providing only a short-term boost. 

But ministers claim to have learned lessons from the past,
and say they will work in areas with high potential for growth, while working
closely with local councils to tailor specific incentives to local needs.

Meanwhile, Bank of England Governor Mervyn King, who will
shortly take over bank regulation, has warned that failure to reform the
banking sector could result in another financial crisis. 

But Mr Osborne said the government was already changing the
way the financial system was regulated to "make sure that never again is a
bank too big to fail".
England time to stand up and say NO MORE TAX

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