Monday, 5 May 2008

Gordon Brown to scrap "pay-as-you-throw" bin tax plan.

So Gordon Brown is planning to scrap his plans for a "pay-as-you-throw" bin tax. Well pump bloody pump. He knew this was highly unpopular with the people of this Fair land, but did he give a monkey's before he and his party got handed their arses last Thursday? NO he bloody well did not. This is a U Turn to save his neck. If Labour had done well in the local elections would he be scrapping this tax? Not a chance.

Anyhow, when Brown and his bunch of numpties were peddling this unfair tax they assured us that we wouldn't be out of pocket - in fact they told us we could actually be better off if we recycled more. So which is it? Is Brown doing us a favour by scrapping his plans for this tax, or is he stopping us saving money on our council tax bills. What about recycling - is that not a priority now that his job is looking dodgy? I'm confused.

What a load of pony. Mavis "Ooh I don't really know" Brown will have to do a lot better than that.

19 comments:

Thud said...

I expect lots of fiddling around the edges, but nulabour have no heart now so no real changes that would mean anything of any consequence.

Gordon Brown said...

That's right! In order to show how much I care about the little people, I will no longer be introducting pointless, hated and money-grabbing taxes. Well, unless I really, really have to.

And the local election results have no bearing on my decision to scrap the bin tax. It was the right decision for the country.

Travis Bickle said...

Didn't they already scrap this once already? (only to be resurrected on the quiet a couple of days later)

Bit like road pricing in fact

Daily Referendum said...

Thud,

Smoke and mirrors.

Daily Referendum said...

Gordon,

I still don't believe you.

Daily Referendum said...

Travis,

And no doubt it will be scrapped again. Is this Browns idea of recycling? i.e. his policies.

curly15 said...

Get ready for the next Brown relaunch, after a review, of course!

Robin said...

He could carry on recycling schemes, and get prisoners who do nothing constructive,to sort the rubbish out.

Travis Bickle said...

Robin,

far too sensible a suggestion, and probably would fall foul to the oooman rights legislation "introduced by a Labour Governemnt"

Daily Referendum said...

Curly that is one scary picture.

A new birth control campaign?

Daily Referendum said...

Robin, I work next to a recycling plant. It would be very easy to get those doing community service to sort the rubbish. That could make some of them think twice. It's not a nice job.

Daily Referendum said...

Travis, I think any party that promised to scrap that load of rubbish would walk into power.

Robin said...

Travis Bickle,

Agree with what you said, but has anyone asked about the human rights of the workers who do the sorting now ?
What could get round it is asking for volunteers from the prisons- a day out and other little perks,or stay inside.

Daily Referendum said...

Robin,

That sounds like common sense politics i.e. it will never happen with the Brown one in power.

Daily Referendum said...

Robin,

P.s I'm about to post a video you may be interested in.

Harry Hook said...

I caught a bin policeman going through rubbish bags at 3am. The local residents now put dog shit in envelopes placed throughout the refuge... it seems to have worked.

Harry Hook said...

Ahem... we even put it in the refuse!

Harry Hook said...

Actually... if you can get your hands on, so to speak, hedgehog crap... then this would be even more effective than the local ginger tom with dysentery & napalm.

Daily Referendum said...

Harry is carrying the war to the enemy. Nice one Harry!