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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

emordnilap wrote:
...There's no 'buffer' of taxes which the government of the day can be ransomed or brown enveloped into reducing, hiding fuel cost increases.


That's why when the oil price spiked it hit the airlines so hard and part of the reason that Monarch has just gone bust as sterling fuel costs rose with the Brexit inspired devaluation of the pound.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal - lagger wrote:
emordnilap wrote:
...There's no 'buffer' of taxes which the government of the day can be ransomed or brown enveloped into reducing, hiding fuel cost increases.


That's why when the oil price spiked it hit the airlines so hard and part of the reason that Monarch has just gone bust as sterling fuel costs rose with the Brexit inspired devaluation of the pound.


Aah, right, yeah, on the nail. Peak energy in action. Everything happens in bits, so we don't notice the steady downslide...
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