The UK election has been held, the results gathered rather messily, and whatever your political beliefs or your preferred voting system, the election has been held and the results are in.
However what we are seeing in these past few days is something that really concerns me, something that not many other people seem concerned about.
The fact that the election is over and the political parties are deciding which of them will take the position to lead the UK government, and even who could be seated in Number 10 Downing Street as our new Prime Minister.
John Hutton is the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform for the UK, and just yesterday he said “The era of cheap energy is over”, and I couldn’t believe he had the audacity to say that.
After all, what has his government been doing? Sitting on their arses ignoring the situation for the last umpteen years? I’m afraid so.
My MP was talking in the Commons yesterday about the Government’s rise in the tax for owning a car and tries to explain it away by saying that this is to persuade the car manufacturers to make efficient cars.
That’s despite the fact that it’s penalising the individual and not for mileage or emissions, but for actually owning the car and never even starting the engine.
My local MP Alistair Darling looks like he’ll be lobbying for a Nuclear Waste Dump in or around Edinburgh, or at least supporting it if he follows all of the Government’s current policies for nuclear power.
Here’s what he’s been saying about nuclear power, typically falling within the Labour policy.
While jets fly back and forth from the UK, US and China for the G8 summit for Gordon Brown and the Labour party, some even empty, motorists here are facing what Labour call a “Green Tax” for their cars.
This is about as much of a Green Tax as their policy of Nuclear power stations is green. Quite bluntly, Labour are lying and this is far removed from anything to do with a green issue.
Sorry Mr Fat Controller, I just don’t get it. The Chancellor has made some budget changes allegedly aimed at dropping carbon emissions from cars, not at raising money for the Government, oh no. Yet in my circumstance I’m going to be penalised for keeping my car in the garage, running it under three thousand miles a year and cycling to work.
I’m actually better buying an old emission heavy car and selling my current car. I would be better off buying a pre 2001 four or five litre American muscle car that churns out emissions. I would even be better off buying a small engined 4×4 or People Carrier and using that on the roads!
Why am I being penalised for keeping a car in my garage with the engine off?