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Same happens in UK petrol, you pay VAT on top of Fuel Duty. it's one of those things fuel tax campaigners in the UK complain about

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jul 23rd, 2013 at 05:29:17 PM EST
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