I received the following information re an online petition about road pricing from Doug Frost who has been editor of the Douglas Club mag for many years. I know him to be a sensible and steadfast man and so suggest you read with that in mind.
Our Government act as though they are the rulers of the people rather than servants of the people. Power corrupts and we are treated to deceit and illusions. The usual scheme is to suggest some scheme that is so excessive as to be universally reviled and then, with a great show of magnanimity, so modify it under pressure from terrible to just plain bad and expect the populace to then accept it with gratitude.
This latter section is my personal opinion and why I love engineering, which is a pursuit of logic not illusion.
The following is what Doug sent and I offer it for your scrutiny.
If you drive a car, please read –
Sarah Kennedy was talking about this proposed car tax scheme on Radio 2.
Apparently there is only one month left to register your objection to
the ‘Pay As You Go’ road tax.
The petition is on the 10 Downing St website but they didn’t tell
anybody about it. Therefore at the time of Sarah’s comments only 250,000
people had signed it and 750,000 signatures are required for the
government to at least take any notice.
Once you’ve given your details (you don’t have to give your full
address, just house number and postcode will do), they will send you an
email with a link in it. Once you click on that link, you’ll have signed
*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 mother 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 in
time you can probably expect a Notice of Intended Prosecution with your
If you are concerned about this Orwellian plan and want to stop the
constant bashing of the car driver, please sign the petition on No 10’s
new website (link below) and pass this on to as many people as possible.
Sign up if you value your freedom and democratic rights –