Originally Posted by waverunner
Increase in road tax , Increase in fuel tax duty , Increase in parking fines (I have a good plan, lets implement fines through CCTV now and create more revenue for the Government coffers), Increase in council tax , increase in utility bills , increase in insurance premiums , increase in food bills , but hey ho, the great british public keep stumping up the money. We knock the French, but I know like you all do what they would be doing about these increases.
How come this little s**t of a country has to lead the way for all other countries that do not follow suit
OK, I'll bite
Road tax - I've just changed to a diesel, so mine is going down this year.
Fuel tax - IIRC the tax rise due was delayed. All the major rises are due to the oil companies. They mus be p***ing themselves, they put the prices (and their profits) up and everyone whinges about the government! Of course the oil companies don't make any money from road fuel
Parking fines - think I got one about 15 years ago, so makes no difference to me. If someone clones my plates I will be p***ed off, other than that, don't care.
Council tax - yep, that's going up, not by much around here though.
Utility bills, insurance, food bills - welcome to the free market economy. Hands up all those who thought flogging off our utility companies was a good idea? A lot of people made a little money, a few people made a lot of money. The rest of us get shafted now that all our major industry is owned by foreign companies.
At the end of the day, we live in a democracy. If you would rather live in a country where the government has to pander to the self interest group with the most tractors / biggest lorries / greatest willingness to set fire to things then fine - me, I think I'll pass. We used to have a system like that, it was called 'the 1970s'.