Sunday, January 13, 2008

Rise of the Wheeliebins - Part III

Just when we thought the wheelie bin issue had run its course, I see from several national papers that the flame of controversy burns bright.

The Labour government proposes a "Pay As You Throw" tax, which will seek to charge residents up and down the country for the amount of rubbish they put into their wheelie bin.  An average family could face charges of up to £1000.

Now, according to Matthew Elliott of the Taxpayers' Alliance, MPs have voted to include this tax in their list of allowable expenses.

Conservative Shadow Secretary of State for Local Government, Eric Pickles blames the Labour Government for introducing the new tax in the first place.

But whatever way you look at it, it does seem like double standards, doesn't it?

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