I watched the news last night with disbelief. It is pretty much my opinion that the following elections were won this way: 1979 - Not Labour, 1m off unemployment 1983 - Still Not Labour, we won the FI back 1987 - You've never had it so good 1992 - Not Margaret anymore, and labour still has that welsh pillock 1997 - Not Tories, we care 2001 - Still not Tories and we're very cool 2005 - The Tories don't exist and we have all their policies anyway In my view all the Tories need to do to win in 2009/10 is: Shut up and occasionally point out that Blair/Brown are a pair of lying taxing bastards. Oh, and just before election, ask Rupert to run the Brown is gay stories. Job done. However, with disbelief, TCCameron said that airplanes are overly pollutant and undertaxed and so we should be taxed for every mile we fly. Whilst the argument against a disproportionately low taxation for a mostly luxury service (IF thats true) might be reasonable, and I might add that since some flights are cheaper than the accompanying air taxes - something that anyone flying Easy-Ryan-Go-Baby-Jet will have noticed and blamed on Brown (accurately) it is FCKING shocking that a Tory leader wants to 'win the green vote' by raising taxes on something that gives many of us the only bit of joy in our already over taxed lives. I can't help but feel that by mentioning increasing a tax already applied by Labour (let alone this one, possibly the most hated tax by anyone with only a few pennies to run together for once a year 2 week sunny break in Magaluf) WITHOUT IN THE SAME SENTENCE SAYING THAT HE WILL BE LOWERING TAXES ELSEWHERE is a gaff of enormous consequences and it would appear to me that the Stupid Bastard-in-opposition might have thought this through a little bit more. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. God save us. I do not know what I am more angry at, this tax, or the thought of a tory raising taxes - surely he really is now stealing Labour policies! DID ANYONE EVER win an election promising to raise taxes? Lord save me.