Yellow vests - fuel protest day of action in France

Yellow vests - fuel protest day of action in France

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Earthdweller

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838 posts

62 months

Friday 16th November
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In response to the French government’s plans to increase duty on fossil fuels particularly diesel it seems that a National day of protest is being planned on 17/11

Protesters wearing “yellow vests” have pledged to bring all the roads in France to a standstill

Campaigners are saying that it unfairly hits rural communities as there is no alternative to diesel cars

Seems like tomorrow might be quite interesting in France

caelite

3,903 posts

48 months

Friday 16th November
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Will proudly take part if they come here. Not sure why more trade unions push for this as fuel costs hit the working poor the hardest, the cost of which is no fault of the free market but almost purely our governments doing.

SAS Tom

2,176 posts

110 months

Friday 16th November
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Surely petrol is an alternative to diesel to people in rural communities?

Einion Yrth

17,629 posts

180 months

Friday 16th November
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SAS Tom said:
Surely petrol is an alternative to diesel to people in rural communities?
Not if they own diesel vehicles.

Earthdweller

Original Poster:

838 posts

62 months

Friday 16th November
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SAS Tom said:
Surely petrol is an alternative to diesel to people in rural communities?
Diesel used to be about 15c a litre cheaper than petrol .. now it’s the same price

Diesel cars go twice as far on a litre than a petrol car

Living in a rural area petrol cars are not really an option

Where I am diesel is 15c less than petrol and I can get 55 mpg out of it .. when it’s a 40 mile round trip to the shop it’s a big deal
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magooagain

2,224 posts

106 months

Friday 16th November
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Yep it's happening. We are off early doors with our vests to join our local town protest.

Edit to add: All the Brits going to collect thier loved ones etc from our local airport(Limoges) are going to have a wait. Plans are to block the airport in and out,at least to lunch time lol.

Edited by magooagain on Friday 16th November 22:01

Dogwatch

4,990 posts

158 months

Friday 16th November
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Better hope the Macaroon government doesn't get hold of Hammond and his treasury masters underlings who have figured out that as diesel is more economical you can put a bit more tax on it. Mon Dieu!

wc98

6,362 posts

76 months

Friday 16th November
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good on them,nice to see some nations still understand the notiuon public servants are supposed to work for them and make their existence easier,not the opposite.

rxe

2,011 posts

39 months

Friday 16th November
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Got to hand it to the frogs, the know how to have a good protest. All power to them.

smifffymoto

2,567 posts

141 months

Saturday 17th November
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Earlier this year tax on all fuel went up 4 cents/litre,so it’s a bit late but I suppose better late than never.
However ,May ‘68 it won’t be.....

pablo

14,409 posts

209 months

Saturday 17th November
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Earthdweller said:


Diesel cars go twice as far on a litre than a petrol car
No they don’t. I can get 45mpg from my petrol focus, you can’t get 90 mpg from your diesel anything, in fact you’d be hard pushed to get more than 60



Edited by pablo on Saturday 17th November 08:35

skyrover

11,873 posts

140 months

Saturday 17th November
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France could offset the diesel tax rise with a petrol duty cut

LHRFlightman

1,200 posts

106 months

Saturday 17th November
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pablo said:
Earthdweller said:


Diesel cars go twice as far on a litre than a petrol car
No they don’t. I can get 45mpg from my petrol focus, you can’t get 90 mpg from your diesel anything, in fact you’d be hard pushed to get more than 60



Edited by pablo on Saturday 17th November 08:35
Agree with that. I'm getting 64mpg out of my 1.0 petrol Civic. Show me the diesel that does 120mpg!

Morvan

7 posts

10 months

Saturday 17th November
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magooagain said:
Yep it's happening. We are off early doors with our vests to join our local town protest.

Edit to add: All the Brits going to collect thier loved ones etc from our local airport(Limoges) are going to have a wait. Plans are to block the airport in and out,at least to lunch time lol.

Edited by magooagain on Friday 16th November 22:01
What will the protest achieve, why do it on a weekend? Why not do it during the week when it would have a much greater impact on business, commuters etc. ? A Saturday will have no affect, the majority of people can simply stay at home. A protest during the week creating much more inconvenience might, just might make Macron take notice.
Having said that diesel has gone up in price by 23% in my area and for the first time in 30 years it's cheaper in the UK.

funkyrobot

16,255 posts

164 months

Saturday 17th November
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Isn't this just a plot by clothing sellers to shift more yellow vests?

Bit like a car manufacturer having loads of black cars left, so they badge them up as a special edition to shift them?

deckster

4,025 posts

191 months

Saturday 17th November
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Morvan said:
What will the protest achieve, why do it on a weekend? Why not do it during the week when it would have a much greater impact on business, commuters etc. ? A Saturday will have no affect, the majority of people can simply stay at home. A protest during the week creating much more inconvenience might, just might make Macron take notice.
Having said that diesel has gone up in price by 23% in my area and for the first time in 30 years it's cheaper in the UK.
Protesters in France are cleverer than that though, they want the general populace to support them so they make sure that they don't impact normal people too much.

I was very grateful a little while back when some protesters in Lyon held the peage gates open all day in protest at the lowering of speed limits - saved me a good 70 euros in autoroute tolls.

Jasandjules

61,556 posts

165 months

Saturday 17th November
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Good for them. I wish the British had the courage to stand up for what they believe in

The Dangerous Elk

4,019 posts

13 months

Saturday 17th November
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Jasandjules said:
Good for them. I wish the British had the courage to stand up for what they believe in
We do, we voted Leave (right or wrong)

magpie215

2,322 posts

125 months

Saturday 17th November
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Jasandjules said:
Good for them. I wish the British had the courage to stand up for what they believe in
I think the U.K fuel protests were close too crashing the economy......the savings were very short lived...I see we are over £1.30L at most forecourts now.



Jasandjules

61,556 posts

165 months

Saturday 17th November
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The Dangerous Elk said:
We do, we voted Leave (right or wrong)
I don't think voting in an election we were permitted to have is quite the same.............