They're not voting because...
why bother I'll pay a whopping load of tax to whihc ever shade of blue that gets in.written 6th May 2005
Anonymous replies: I say hear, hear, what.written 6th May 2005
dcd replies: Well OF COURSE they need the tax so that they can pay themselves and enjoy the new Blackberry phones, luxury offices, expenses and flunkies.
Not that long ago they actually created a whole tier of government with the Welsh Assembly and Scottish Parliament -- it's clearly not actually needed as we've done without since the Union of the United Kingdom, but it's "nice" and they managed to get it through on the patriotic ticket... and all of it has to be paid for.
For some reason nowadays people are labouring under the misconception that there are "fair" taxes!
People argued against the "poll tax" because (so they said) it wasn't "fair"! How bizarre!
People actually agree with high tax on cigarettes, alcohol and petrol, as somehow "fair"!
I am old enough to remember when "tax" was a dirty word, and a penny on a packet of fags or a pint would have been taken as an attack on the working class! My, how times have changed!written 6th May 2005