Saturday, 25 February 2017

A new scrappage scheme for policies?

Chris Grayling MP has declined to comment on whether a scrappage scheme will be introduced to take old banger policies off the road. Sadiq Khan - Mayor of London, which has the highest number of redundant policies - has called for a £515m scheme to be introduced.

Taxes on virtue-signalling polices were cut in 2001 as at the time they were considered to be lower-carbon form of government. However recent research suggests that stupid ideas cost thousands of lives a year.

The Society of Policy Manufacturers noted that newer policies tended to produce less smelly gas than older policies, while Greenpeace said that Grayling needs to stop talking out of both sides of his mouth.

Capitalists understand price signals and suggest a steep and steady increase in the tax rate payable on policymaking, to encourage policy drivers to switch to lower-impact alternatives.


andrew said...

So we are replacing white van man because he emits too many nasty particulates
... But what with?

Anonymous said...

Re Diesel
Dr Diesel was a sausage
Diesel powered U-boats-Germans expert in field
Diesel big BMW AUDI VW
emissions fixed
At some point some years back we (UK)are told switch to diesel
funnily enough at around the same time fat tw-t Prescott forced combi boilers (bosh take over Worcester)
No EU influence?
No payola?

Electro-Kevin said...

I'm miffed. I stuck to petrol because I knew that the extras required to get performance out of diesels just had to be too good to be true. I never trusted that a second hand car's turbo had been treated right (I can only afford second hand.) So went for petrol.

Turns out I was right. The emission figures had to be fiddled to make it stack up.


Where's my rebate for the high tax I paid for being right ?

How come those who fuck up get bailed out yet again ? I'd like help buying a new car please !

Blue Eyes said...

I don't think there is an obvious replacement fuel for heavier vehicles. Huge damage is caused by the replacement of fleet and family cars by diesels thanks to EU corrupt policies and tax regime. Long-distance drivers can save a lot by buying a diesel car, but the cost to health and the environment is huge. Whack the tax on diesel up and encourage people to buy a petrol or electric car next time.

Diesel cars are almost exclusively a European phenomenon. I wonder why that might be?

andrew said...

You cannot simply add a lot onto the price of deseil
That would finish off the brit hgv industry.
I expect big rises in the annual tax and also on foreign plate hgvs entering / leaving the country

Blue Eyes said...

Your comment explains exactly why the tax can be hiked. There is already a mechanism for compensating the industry for lower prices on the continent.