Thursday, September 13, 2007

Tory group backs new flight tax


Any Tory party member, when the party is in a tenth year of opposition, proposing a new tax deserves a sound kicking, but that is an aside. What I find staggering is the logic behind it all.
"The report calls for VAT to be introduced on domestic flights to end the "unfair and illogical bias that taxes cars and trains more than flights"."
Yeah, um, whatever happened to thinking that tax itself is "unfair and illogical" and therefore taxes should be minimised. It is the logic of a fuckwit to argue that because tax is unfair, we should tax every aspect of life equally. I mean, would you get a doctor looking at a cancer of the lung, shaking his head, and then saying "it is only fair if we let the cancer spread to those other organs who so far have not had cancer"?

But, of course, this isn’t about tax. It is about Labour and the Tories trying to outdo each other over environmental nonsense. The BBC states that:
"BBC political editor Nick Robinson said it would be up to party leader David Cameron to prove that asking people to pay more to fly or buy a new car could be sold to the electorate."
Yep, too true. And I hope that if Cameron is fucking stupid enough to try to sell this environmental bollocks to the electorate that the electorate turns round to him and tells him, in no uncertain terms, to go and fuck himself.


anthonynorth said...

I think the Tories should say they'll introduce a few new taxes - just little ones. After all, showing no 'nastiness' at all makes people believe they're too good to be true, so they won't vote for them.
But showing just that little bit of canine teeth and people will say, well they're trying to change. That's good. I'll encourage them.
Politicians just don't understand the electorate!

John Trenchard said...

yet more "tories are going to raise taxes" kind of headlines. they really dont want to win the next election do they?

meanwhile , the Chinese are building 44 new airports by 2010.

Pascal said...

I went to Cancun last year.

The return cost £400, of which about £150 was tax.

What the fuck ?

One argument I have not seen yet, is why we should trust politicians to save the world when they only realised the "threat" recently ?

You would have thought that they should have realised some time ago that the end of the world is so nigh.

Neal Asher said...

It's like these parking charges for out-of-town supermarkets. Never occurred to Cameron that maybe removing charges from town parking would be the answer. Oh no.

Pogo said...

... as a much-recommended posting on the subject at the BBC's HYS forum says: The tories really don't want to win the next election.

cuntoff said...

All of you are educated, posh twats pretending to be working class because that’s what you do while you are in Uni learning to be elitist fuckers. Eh?

And of course, part of that is being staunch labour supporters and selling Socialist Worker despite the obvious advantages you have had no hesitation in taking from your rather comfy backgrounds.

Oh, and ignoring the obvious fuck-ups the New Labour incompetents (who are as bogus as yourselves) have made of this country.

But why should you care? You truly believe you will shortly (well, no sooner than you’ve finished your degree in whatever bollocks you’re taking one in) will be in position where you can be superior to those thick little scum bags you loathe so much (working class if you failed to recognise them). You are truly scum of the earth. Because you take all the advantages of one thing while pretending to be another . You need shooting.

Devil's Kitchen said...

Hahaha! You've made a total twat of yourself...


Oh yeah? So what has happened for the last ten years, exactly?

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