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    Has Cigarette Taxation gone too far in the UK ?

    Had it occurred to you that some people might actually enjoy smoking ?
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    Motorway services

    There was a period about 20 years ago ? when the Motorway Service Fuel Prices were displayed on the Blue Motorway Signs advertising them. I don't think it lasted long because it drew peoples attention to how extortionate the prices were !! Plus the physical intervention required to change them...
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    If there were a general election in a month, whom would you vote for to most effectively get us out of this mess?

    Judging by your description about 80 a Day - you forgot the one sticking out of my arse :E 20 a Day man for forty years - and still here to tell the tale !! - gosh how many fags have I smoked I'm too frightened to do the calculation:oops: "Pure Gold From Benson and Hedges"
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    If there were a general election in a month, whom would you vote for to most effectively get us out of this mess?

    Thanks !! Going back on topic sounds like my only hope is for that renowned smoker Nigel Farage to become PM !!
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    If there were a general election in a month, whom would you vote for to most effectively get us out of this mess?

    Will this effect my ability to import as many Cigarettes as I like from an EU country provided the applicable rare of duty has been paid in the EU Member State they are purchased from ?
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    Will Sturgeon introduce border-crossing restrictions?

    Speaking as someone who lives in Scotland, you can forget that. I think a tactical strike should be ordered on your house in Milton Keynes :E
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    Will Sturgeon introduce border-crossing restrictions?

    My son lives in Sandwell as does my ex-wife. Both live at different ends of Cradley Heath one actually within the Dudley Metropolitan Borough Area and the other yards from it and much lower Council Tax !! It strikes me a lot of these new "hotspots" both in Sandwell and the Northern English...
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    Has Cigarette Taxation gone too far in the UK ?

    Did you go "cold turkey", what brand did you smoke and do you ever still feel like one ? By the way you can still get brands in the UK that taste like " the sweepings off the floor" for about just north of £8 - B&H Gold are a premium Brand, a bit like comparing Bells and Glenfiddich.
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    Has Cigarette Taxation gone too far in the UK ?

    Are you having a giraffe ? Perhaps officially not, but in excise duty and vat they trouser upwards of £10 Billion - I bet you thought it was a few hundred million !!!
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    Has Cigarette Taxation gone too far in the UK ?

    Most of the largely suppressed figures indicate that the Government makes a "profit" out of smoking - ie the revenue raised exceeds the cost to the Health Service of treating smoking related conditions. Don't forget they also save money on pensions and benefits to people who "peg it" prematurely.
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    Has Cigarette Taxation gone too far in the UK ?

    I am currently in shock having been relieved of £13 in Tesco for 20 Benson & Hedges Gold o_O My latest "fag run" to Luxembourg last weekend was cancelled by The Foreign and Commonwealth Office's untimely intervention. Had I been able to go I would have been sourcing stock at around £5 a...
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    How was the "new normal" pub/cafe experience for you?

    If there is any problem with it I will send it back !! No one is suggesting Beefeater represents Gourmet Dining but at 50% off that inconvenience can be overlooked in a Mid-Range Chain Establishment.
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    How was the "new normal" pub/cafe experience for you?

    I'm going to the Beefeater in Dundee next week (table booked) with my Daughter and her friend. They are doing 50% off everything so three calorific courses (including a Fillet Steak for under a tenner) will be the order of the Day.
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    If there were a general election in a month, whom would you vote for to most effectively get us out of this mess?

    Bring back the Cigar Smoking, Hush Puppy shod, Jazz Loving, dishevelled individual formerly an MP for nearly 50 years !!

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