Thursday, September 13, 2007

What We Need Here Is More Tax

You know what realy hacks me off about the Tories latest descent into ecolunacy ? True, the suggestion that families should take the week's shopping home on the bus confirms that these people are indeed on a different planet, but we knew that anyway. Ditto, the suggestion that town centre shops suffer through parking charges, rather than the rather larger problem of business rates tearing their liver out before a sale's been rung up, merely confirms that these people have no idea how business is done.

Nope, the real insight is in what it reveals about the Tories' world view. Local councils use car parking as a stealth tax, forcing people to shop out of town, so clearly the answer is to allow councils to tax out of town shoppers as well. See, what could be more Conservative ?

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