stop that road tax

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  1. lokki

    lokki JUNGLIST FROM DEYA

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    UK Road Tax Petition

    The government's proposal to introduce road pricing will mean you having
    to purchase a tracking device for your car and paying a monthly bill to use
    it.
    The tracking device will cost about £200 and in a recent study by the
    BBC, the lowest monthly bill was £28 for a rural florist and £194 for a
    delivery driver.
    A non working Mum who used the car to take the kids to school paid £86
    in one month.
    On top of this massive increase in tax, you will be tracked. Somebody
    will know where you are at all times.
    They will also know how fast you have been going, so even if you
    accidentally creep over a speed limit you can expect a NIP with your
    monthly bill.
    If you care about our freedoms and stopping the constant bashing of the
    car driver, please sign the petition on No 10's new website.

    Please sign & stand up to this nanny state, where will the money go anyway?!!!!

    Please visit the link and sign the petition.
    E-mail it to your family, friends. etc

    http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/traveltax/



    i know that environmental impact of driving is very very bad and we are at an important point now where we have to do something drastic but this is wrong.


    It wont change anything...except make the rich richer and the poor poorer.

    i dont fancy getting a motorbike to be honest, and i dont have anyone to car pool with... what do i do then... "oh tough shit... pay an extra 150 quid a month for the privilaege of working".


    even if we stopped using cars completely in the UK it would hardly make any difference.

    its just an excuse to tax us extortionate amounts.


    those people making these rules will still be driven around london in their 4x4's ...

    and i take it everyone pays the same no matter how gas gussling your car is???

    its ok if you live ain a city.. then take public transport.. but if public transport isnt viable ..what then?? does everone get taxed even if you have to take a car. what about delivery drivers???

    i hate it more than anyone when i see some woman taking little robert to school in her 4x4 cow killer... but some people are really gonna get hurt by this.. its a fukin clumsy idea
     
  2. sdm

    sdm This is Dog Fort

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    Time to get the bike out.

    Signed though.
     
  3. sdm

    sdm This is Dog Fort

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    There I am! :teeth:

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  4. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    I'm glad I moved out of the UK, its becoming a totalitarian state.

    And I'm still more worried about getting mugged in London that in the worst parts of Warsaw!
     
  5. sidekickmc

    sidekickmc MEDICINE?

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    this government is getting completely out of hand

    completely out of touch and impersonal

    its frustrating that we pay so much income tax, plus VAT, plus road tax,plus council tax...without seeing where it REALLY goes

    unfortunately entirelly predictable tho :(
     
  6. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    Never mind the taxes, the surveillance is boggling!
     
  7. sidekickmc

    sidekickmc MEDICINE?

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    aye i'll agree with you there to an extent

    the surveillance wouldnt be so bad if it actually prevented a bit more crime rather than being used subsequently when the damage has been done (thinking of all the twats who beat us up on a friday night when on the way back from pub etc)
     
  8. mISHKA

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    What a joke, aside from the whole tax thing (which, on the other hand, may encourage more people to CYCLE ;)),and the opportunities for the invasion of citizens privacy

    I assume the company that would be taking the contract to manufacture and fit these black boxes maintains VERY close relationships with government ministers too.
     
  9. mesh

    mesh Active Member

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    fucking harsh ... I agree that the surveillance aspect is what you should resist the most. Its almost like if you refuse to be surveilled and identified you MUST be a criminal by definition. Thats the mind set they are trying to bring, and it must suck.

    apparently the average UK citizen is captured in CCTV 200 times a day.

    :tut: