Talk of £900 Enviromental Road Tax

#1
Goverment 'advisors' are suggesting a £900 a year tax on cars 8O

Guess we know one way 'Brown' is paying for Nue Labours jollies - nail the motorist again - c*nt
 
#3
Got a link to this,

if this is true, it could well lead to more protests like we saw to the fuel increases, well I hope so anyway, these cnuts are intent on bleeding us dry to fuel thier visions of a socialist paradise :evil:
 
#5
dui-lai said:
Got a link to this,

if this is true, it could well lead to more protests like we saw to the fuel increases, well I hope so anyway, these cnuts are intent on bleeding us dry to fuel thier visions of a socialist paradise :evil:
...If New Labour's policies are 'Socialist', I'm a Dutchman - still I hope this deters the likes of John Prescott from his gas-guzzling ways
 
#6
Petrol tax, car tax, toll roads, VAT on servicing and parts, insurance tax. Were does it end? They can't squeeze anymore out of poll tax, so next best thing, drivers!
 
#7
It seems it's applied only to gas-guzzling vehicles. BMWs, 4x4s, MPVs, Range Rovers... as a green measure. So it's not applied to everyone across the board.

If you've got 2 jags however, you could be in the merde
 
#11
Why pick on drivers? One of the biggest polluters in the world is the airline industry. Now tell me, how much tax do they pay on fuel? Check it out and be prepared to be shocked. Drivers = easy pickings!
 
#13
So, all those who want restrictions on large 4x4s, there'll be exemptions for people with large or extended families? There aren't many 7+ seater cars on the market, or should people be forced to run 2 smaller cars?

What about people who live in the countryside & need a landie? Are they to be screwed too? Oh, wait, their needs haven't been considered by the urbanites who don't see outside their ringroads.

And restrictions on when we use our cars? Wtf? In a free country you shouldn't be restricted from using your gentleman's conveyance for any reason, just like you shouldn't have to have a permit to leave your front door.
 
#14
For the record I'm not a car-owner. I use a bicycle or public transport for all local journys, and very occasionally hire a car for longer journeys.
I mention this to leave no doubt about which side of the enviromental divide
I'm on, however i would be totally against this as a policy.
For one thing it woud penalise people who rely on their car for work purposes or because they live in surburban/rural areas and require a car due to the dire state of public transport in this country.
For another it's an outrageous sum of money and would price most people off the road, and allienate instead of persuade them of the (very real) enviromental concerns.

Before the government takes this kind of blunt instrument to the problem of car induced pollution it needs to prvide a much more convenient and reliable public transport system
 
#15
Oh Two jags wouln't pay, Government motors and Bruin doesn't have a driving licence.
Labour socialist my ass, dirty fitlth commi's.
john
Days getting better.
 
#16
What about people who live in the countryside & need a landie? Are they to be screwed too? Oh, wait, their needs haven't been considered by the urbanites who don't see outside their ringroads.
its the unnesscary use of gas guzzlers that need to be stopped like the townies that go around in 4x4's with only one person in

we have a landie and would be stuck with out it so
 
#18
Biscuits_Brown said:
Ahh.. So you want a Land Rover because it's "necessary" for you, but "townies" can't have one because that's "gas guzzling?

Get a grip.
Biskits

Some of us need a car because we work shifts and public transport doesn't run from where we live to where we work at those times?

solution?
 
#19
Move house or move jobs of course!

The "ban private cars" comment was intended to illustrate the ridiculousness of anyone making an arbitary judgement about what kind of motorised transport anyone "needs". And advocating banning a particular size or type of vehicle being owned or driven by any particular person.

It's entirely possible, and believe me there are people who do, to apply criteria that indicate nobody needs a personal motor vehicle. It's no more or less ridiculous than taking a decision based on the size, seating or engine capacity.

People with larger cars pay for them, they pay to keep them on the road and they pay to fuel them. The costs in all cases are higher than those applicable to smaller vehicles. A good percentage of which is tax....
 
#20
felix - I can just imagine it now - Government 4x4 assessors turning up at your place deciding whether you either a) have to carry enough people to justify it, or b) live in a sufficiently rural location to need it.

People running "gas guzzlers" already pay more tax for their cars through fuel duty & fuel VAT anyway.
 

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