Alfa Romeo Forum banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
100 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
I received this from a friend, so I pass it on. I had heard about it before but up to this point, had done nothing. I've now signed the petition.
Sarah Kennedy was on about this proposed car tax scheme on the radio. 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 so far and 750,000 signatures are required to stop them introducing


This is legit... from the 10 Downing Street 's website.

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 petition.

Democracy in action?

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 monthly bill.


If you care about our freedom and stopping the constant bashing of the Alfa driver, please sign the petition on No 10's new website (link below) and pass this on to as many people as possible.

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

Gordon......
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
77,396 Posts
anything on the transport website on public consultations - I think they would have to do that.

and the petition sounds rubbish to me - "it takes 750,000 signatures to stop them doing it" - that's nonsense
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
77,396 Posts
right - as I see it this is nothing more than the regular downing st. petition facility

they (downing street) set the facility up as part of "the big conversation" with TGBP - it may suggest policy direction in some way, but it would only be a part of the equation (lots of academic studies, expert analysis and good old soapboxing as well)

the viral emails that get sent get right on my nerves - I've had this email about 5 times this week and it's just annoying

and while I love driving my Alfa I recognise that it may well be something that my grandkids may never know (because we probably need some draconian tough love to sort us out)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
100 Posts
Discussion Starter #6 (Edited)
right - as I see it this is nothing more than the regular downing st. petition facility

they (downing street) set the facility up as part of "the big conversation" with TGBP - it may suggest policy direction in some way, but it would only be a part of the equation (lots of academic studies, expert analysis and good old soapboxing as well)

the viral emails that get sent get right on my nerves - I've had this email about 5 times this week and it's just annoying

and while I love driving my Alfa I recognise that it may well be something that my grandkids may never know (because we probably need some draconian tough love to sort us out)

5 emails is not a great deal to pay for a little freedom surely...may start here with car tracking but were will it end...!​

Are you telling me that this is just a information gatthering exersise by the peeps at the top....They set the facility up as part of "the big conversation" with TGBP
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
77,396 Posts
With people haviing unrealistic, media-fuelled expections for public services and infrastructure AND tax cuts............?????

Don't see me as an apologist for the government, by the way.

Part of the problem with our society is the anticipation of freedom and the abdication of responsibility.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top