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I refer to the letter from Irwin Armstrong (Write Back, December 2) in which he tells us all how fantastic Chancellor George Osborne is for not raising fuel duty.

Are we supposed to be grateful for this? Is this not the same chancellor who raised Vat and so raised fuel duty by effectively 3p?

If the chancellor really wants to show what a financial genius he is, then he should cut Vat back to 17.5%, or perhaps even lower than that.


Carrickfergus, Co Antrim


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