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Time to admit that dye in diesel has had its day

AS fuel laundering appears to be such a massive problem, with plenty of victims but few convictions, surely the time is right to remove the dye from 'agricultural' diesel both north and south of the border?

Anyone using diesel for farming purposes could then be allowed to claim back the difference in cost between regular diesel and the red/green variety.

Of course, there'd be the expense of administering the refund scheme but in comparison to the lost excise duty, the cost of clearing up laundering sites, the damage done to car engines and the restriction of funding to terrorists it's surely a no-brainer?

STEVE LAIRD

Carrington Wealth Management LLP, Belfast

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