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Brown raises fuel duty to a shocking 71%

Fuel duty will rise again by roughly 2 pence per litre in 2 weeks time, bringing the total tax paid at the pumps to 71 pence in every pound.  And this is despite Prime Minister Gordon Brown promising not to raise fuel duty back in July 2008.

From 1st April 2009, 66 pence of the average litre of fuel will go straight into a central government tax pot, the funds of which can be spent on anything the government so desires – housing, education, the NHS, pensions or even banking bailouts.

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