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Hoses of the Holy in the Parallel Universe

March 22, 2006

Bollocks

As BBC Five Live Drive is discovering as we speak, at least one of the headlines from the Chancellor's latest budget is a load of old bollocks.

He's whacked a load more tax onto the worst offending gas guzzling cars, and announced that the lowest-emitting cars will carry a zero rate of tax.

Wa-hey, you're thinking, I'll get a Toyota Prius. But no. Prius still costs £40 a year in tax. Only two cars actually qualify for the zero rate. One of them, a Honda, was discontinued two years ago. The other one, the Smart diesel, has never been available in the UK.

If there ever was a better illustration of what a bunch of lying shitfaced weasels this government is, I can't think of one. To have the naked ARSE to stand up in the commons and announce such a measure as if it was a Good Thing that people could actually take advantage of whilst knowing it was actually impossible, well hats off to Gordon. You truly are a worthy successor to Mr Loans-for-Peerages himself.

3 Comments:

  • I thought the best line was from Cockhead Cameron - "An Analogue Chancellor in a Digital age..."

    That means better doesn't it? Shurely Shome Mishtake...

    By Blogger patrische, at 4:26 pm  

  • I'm gratified to read that, according to The Guardian Financial Report, my car is one of those that will be punished with higher road tax than would otherwise be reasonable. It's old and blue you see.

    Of course I've always got the option of trading in my old car for a brand new one and condoning the six tons of carbon emissions that are created generating the energy to make my car from raw materials. Not to mention the fucking poisons that are pissed out making the paint, glass, plastic, rubber, etc.

    Road tax is a fucking insult. It was created as a temporary measure but they realised that they were onto a good thing with it. Kerching!

    If they really cared a shit about anything other than their own atractiveness as a voting option for BMW X5 drivers (the sort who dump ALL their rubbish in carrier bags on the floor at the recycling centre) they'd fucking tax on fuel.

    By Blogger SimonHolyHoses, at 7:00 am  

  • Stats: twice as many new cars sold in the UK during 2005 as there were in 2000. Same growth between 1995 and 2000.

    Now we're talking.

    It's all about keeping the brass moving from the scum up to the creamers.

    Bollocks to this "we're making the world a better place for your children and their children" shit - it's purely down to cold cash.

    By Blogger SimonHolyHoses, at 7:05 am  

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