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Another Stealth tax

Post by ruadh08 » Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:45 pm

Guys / Gals, fellow Elise Owners

Sorry to bombard this on you but I really feel this is important for all of us, wether you use a car or not this is straight stealth tax and will not result in funding improvements to public transport nor reduce emmissions in the UK.

You may or may not have heard about the proposed Road Pricing car tax scheme, featured on Radio 2 recently.
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 the comments only 250,000 people have signed it so far and 750,000 signatures are required to stop them introducing it (there are now as of today almost 1m signed up to it.
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.

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 car driver, please sign the petition on No 10's new website (link below) and pass this on to as many people as possible.

Dont want the government being able to track and charge the SE Road runs do we!!!!
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Post by DaveG » Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:56 pm

934,000 signatures when I looked.

Sweet Zombie Jesus!

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Post by The_Rossatron » Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:57 pm

Good stuff - 900,000! :)
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Post by DDtB » Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:59 pm

Done..... bunch of cnut that they are....


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Post by Tom » Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:54 pm

949,508 signed by me and my good lady. :thumbsup

is this official, ie will they actually pay attention to it or will they do it anyway??

this should be a sticky...
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Post by Dominic » Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:08 pm

I keep getting a message "our site is too busy register your signature, please try later"

I guess I'll try later then!

Over 950,000 now :lol:

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Post by Scotty C » Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:13 pm

Sorry, but we weren't able to add your signature to the petition, because our site is extremely busy at the moment. Please try again in a few minutes' time.

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Post by mckeann » Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:14 pm

have done the first bit, but not recieved my email to confirm it all

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Post by Dominic » Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:28 pm

mckeann wrote:have done the first bit, but not recieved my email to confirm it all
Email arrived, and signature now registered. :thumbsup

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Post by tenkfeet » Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:47 pm

Signed now at 954,062
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Post by Tom » Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:14 pm

yeah it told me it was too busy. worked on about the 4th attempt. worked first time for gill though.....

seems to really have picked up pace though. 750,000 odd in a month.
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Post by andreww » Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:32 pm

Done, if you refresh the page a few times it goes up by about 5 ppl about every 10 seconds :P

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Post by H8OAG » Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:39 pm

You can petition as much as you like on this one but it is probably too far down the road (pun) to stop.

Not that I know anything about current UK trials and ongoing consultation with European Governments who are also pursuing the same strategy!!!!


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Post by Rich H » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:38 pm

Still maintain our current "Chocolate tea pot in the Sahara" government couldn't organize it in the first place let alone police it. :roll:

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Post by k12chu » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:58 pm

am not a UK citizen... but still voted for the SErs.

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