R.I.P Craigos, you were a champion bloke. One of the best
R.I.P Fardin 'Bob' Qayyumi
Member of the Church of the Holy Glenn McGrath
"How about you do something contstructive in this forum for once and not fill the forum with ****. You offer nothing." - theegyptian.
"There's more chance of SoC making a good post than Smith averaging 99.95." - Furball
"**** you're such a **** poster." - Furball
As for using up land that could have been used to grow food, whilst you are correct in that the land could be use to produce food, it shouldn't be. By producing more food, all you're going to do is over supply the market, which will then cause the price to fall through the floor, which then in turn, sends the primary producers broke, and that isn't exactly going to help because who will then grow the food? Also, but stopping producing other resources (eg. Cotton) in order to produce more food, all you're going to do is then cause a shortage of supply in that resource, which is just going to cause more problems.
IMO the diesel price is actually partially subsidising the petrol price (which is why it's dearer) in order to increase political popularity.
I think those driving diesel relics, I mean...vehicles , should be extremely pissed off as there's absolutely no reason why diesel should be more expensive. Although there is the part where more people started driving diesel vehicles because they were cheaper to run. That was easily fixed!
Look, it's all politics - the government has to be seen to be trying something. Whether it ultimately works or not, they can face the electorate and say, with their hands on their hearts, "We tried our best. Our predecessors didn't even acknowledge the problem".
WWCC - Loyaulte Mi Lie
"Hope is the fuel of progress and fear is the prison in which you put yourself" - Tony Benn
#408. Sixty three not out forever.
They change governments so often in Italy, the bloke will eat like a King!!!
Actually, the article says that the Prime Minister (or President?) who won the election, was now sitting his 3rd term. That's hardly changing governments often
Nah, it's his third term, but he's been in opposition for the last term. Lost the election prior to this one.
'Just get your petrol on Tuesday' is basically the short way of saying 'I can't be ****ed doing anything about it because it'll never change...they've got us by the balls'
I can't believe they can't even get credit for at least trying something. BRING BACK THE GUYS THAT DID NOTHING! TAX CUTS! TAX CUTS!