Born Free, Taxed to Death
Well, it would seem that Tony and his cronies have hit upon a new scheme to dangle us by the ankles and collect more of our pocket money in taxes.
Their latest idea is for a tax on cars that are declared “off the road” but not yet scrapped. This possessional tax, as it will be termed, is planned to be brought in late next year and could hit anybody who has a project sitting in their back garden.
It seems to me that this is another attempt by the current Government to not only bolster a beleaguered economy but also to dissuade people from buying, restoring and running that classic car they’ve always hankered after. I’ve said before that Tony won’t be happy until we’re all running around in cheap ‘n’ crappyati cars and what with the international emissions restrictions coming in to force by 2010, the classic cars market is not just an easy target, it’s a sitting duck.
Classic cars are tax exempt; classic cars do not have to conform to modern emissions legislation yet! And buying a classic car in no way helps the manufacturing economy of this skeptical isle. Is it any wonder that the Government is starting to bring in measures to restrict classic car ownership to the well-off Bentley set.
Personally I see this as another attempt to control the populous by making individualism too expensive for most people, another attempt to make us all conform. Whatever happened to cool Britannia. Isn’t it time Tony stopped looking for new ways to tax us to death and started to look at how to control Government spending?