This is right. Which is why Communist Party apparatchiks in the E European
countries thought themselves privileged even though they had less than many
'ordinary' people in the west.
I also agree that, taken to its logical conclusion, only the worst off can
complain but, in case of fuel price, the lives of Europeans are not so bad,
despite high fuel prices, and the US prices are only low because there is
little tax on them which means that they may be slapped on at some stage.
Which is why I say, "Enjoy the low prices."
I filled up today, at a Shell station in central London.
Standard petrol (95 oct / approx 91 US) was GBP 0.91 per litre and diesel 5
pence more. 98 oct petrol was about the same.
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