Posts Tagged ‘fuel

09
Jun
08

Should we try and lower fuel prices?

I might not need to ask Spanish truck drivers and French fishermen to know their answer, but there’s a fierce debate surrounding the fuel prices that are affecting everyone’s live. There are protests all over the world. Here are some of the arguments being made.
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09
Jun
08

Do you protest at the protestors?

The main World Have Your Say debate today is about how to react to high fuel prices, but I’d also be interested to hear your views about the protests. Thousands of lorry drivers in Spain have been blocking roads been France and Spain because they say the price of diesel is crippling them. People have already been queueing up for petrol, And there have been long lines at supermarkets. Do you think the truckers have a right to make their protest in this way? Or are they just stopping other people going about their business?

09
Jun
08

Talking Points for June 9th

Good Morning. It’s Priya with a few ideas for today’s programme…

Fuel: Environment v Economy

Fuel Protests continue across the world….

Truck drivers in Spain begin their indefinite strike today. Fishermen, farmers and truckers from across Europe were protesting last week. It’s also happened in the UK, India, Indonesia and a woman in California.

People are talking about it – but not everyone is that upset.

This is a watershed, as Gary Duncan explains in the The Times of London. Perhaps it’s time to face a major change in our economies…

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28
May
08

Fuel for thought

If you want to get a heated discussion going around the watercooler anywhere in Europe, then bring up one topic: the rising cost of fuel. For the past few days across Europe, truckers and fishermen have been holding protests against rising world oil prices, demanding government action to hold down prices at the pumps. Yesterday in Britain, hundreds of truck drivers shut down highways in protest against green automobile taxes. Do they have a point? Or do they need to accept that the world is changing and oil is a finite commodity which is only going to get more expensive? If you live in Europe, would you be willing to pay higher taxes to combat climate change? Let us know what you think: would you prefer lower petrol prices, or a cleaner environment? Or can we have both?




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