Oh what a suprise.Gove to increase car tax again....

Discussion in 'Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs' started by spike7451, Jul 10, 2008.

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  1. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    Looks like Cyclops & the Liebour party are to increase car tax again,affecting over 55% of the population;

    More road tax increases.

    Somehow I dont think it'll deter the arrseholes in government driving their gas guzzling jags ect,do you?
  2. I won't be voting for Brown, thats for sure, green tax my arse :x
  3. Band wagon.... the green cloak of deceit... just another sh!t-gripper from the pompous arrses that dare call themselves the people's government.... fcukers!

    (I'll go and have my tablets now...)
  4. Like the fuel tax we pay, it's too easy a source of money for the government.

    I wish I could believe that the Conservatives would drop the plans
    for higher VED and reduce the tax on fuel when they replace this present lot but I doubt it will happen.

    We huff and puff- me included- about car related taxes but in the end continue to pay up because there is no way not to.
  5. Think Clarkson hit it on the head. It's not going to encourage people to change cars; if you've got a gas-guzzler which is expensive, no fcuker else is going to buy it off you because it'll cost them too much! So you've got a load of people who are stuck with a car that they can't get rid of, and getting taxed to the hilt!

    An ill thought out, short term quick-fix (again) by Liarbore.
  6. the government pi$$ed away billions on the northern rock fiasco. we (the tax payers, especially the motorist) are going to be raped for money for a good few years yet.
  7. Green tax, environment tax etc etc, all bollux. As I've stated before, I'll believe it when I see polar bears being helped with the money.

    A waste of time anyway, if you can afford to buy (and fuel!) a V8 Range Rover an extra couple of hundred pounds a year in tax is unlikely to bother you
  8. There are plenty of people who work in rural areas on low wages or low business income who have a genuine need for 4x4s. But there aren't many votes for Labour outsde the cities, so they're not bothered in the slightest by this.
  9. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    How many straws will it take to break the camel's back? The UK camel has got to be the hardest fcuking camel I've ever seen, but all the same, this gobment is going to cripple it.
  10. What he said.
  11. old_fat_and_hairy

    old_fat_and_hairy LE Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Once again it is just purely and simply a means of seperating people from their money. Brown and his acolytes are typical old style socialists, along the model formed by the Soviets. Squeeze the people until they bleed, then bleed them some more, but not the party elite.

    These 'Green Taxes' are not in any way designed to reduce any global or local environment problems. How can they? Can taxing cars, flights or patio heaters repair any mythical holes in ozone layer? Will the money be pasted in a blanket over such hole?

    Frankly, I just don'r understand why the ruling party do not just take all our money at source and give us back such pocket money as they feel we deserve.

    It is reminiscent of the old style 'company towns' that used to be operated by Mine owners, where workers were paid, but the only place they could spend their money was in the owners shops. Yet another means of clawing back cash.

    Dick Turpin at least had the decency to wear a mask!
  12. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    Good point N_T,Personally I think it'd be better if they combined the tax with a milage charge.The more miles you do per year the more tax you pay.
  13. We do now in the fuel duty that you pay at the pump. It also sounds a lot like 'Road Pricing' which got that huge petition on the Downing Street website.
  14. If car tax is used to discourage high fuel buring vehicles then it follows that the government policy is to reduce fuel usage, thus reducing co2 release. So why is it when Labour have, as history shows they always do, have driven the Uk into recession, does fat Gordon appeal to the opec countires to produce MORE oil and hence MORE fuel, which would in turn lead to cheaper fuel, and therefore MORE CO2 emmisions though a return to normal use.

    One action is rather at logical odds with the public suggestion of the other. Proving, by their own mouths that car tax and fuel tax are instruments of revenue, like all "green" taxes, rather than an green unified policy.

    Also worth remembering that if the whole of the UK ceased any co2 production, and went back to living in caves, with nothing from the last 500 years of human development, the drop in worldwide Co2 would be so insigificant it coudl not be measured on any known scale.
  15. There is no investment in public transport, because its owned by share holders
    There is no investment in people who work because they have money

    This Carbon Foot print is BLX, if they wanted to do something about it really they would just add more tax to fuel. But as they cannot do that at the moment without good reason they claim now to hit the Cars themselves.

    What utter utter BLX, you just need the money to keep you in your expenses your accustomed too