Commuters who drive to work face paying a new 'parking tax' of up to £350 a year, Ministers announced today.
They are backing a new 'workforce parking levy' which will come into force in Nottingham in 2012 - and is likely to be adopted across the country.
Well, heaven fucking forbid we should make the "wrong choice" and drive to work, because YOU CUNTS have underinvested in public transport for decades, rendering any alternatives completely impractical and horrifically overpriced. I'm literally fucking seething at the fact that the government could have so much front as to try and charge us for their mistakes. After all, congestion is hardly the fault of commuters, who are only "daring" to choose the most practical, and often the cheapest option available to them (even with all your fucking arbitrary taxation on car ownership). We have to get to work. If we didn't, we wouldn't get paid. Most people have to get to work at a certain time. When public transport, especially in Bristol, is so fucking shit, we have no choice but to drive. We can't get the bus, as we have no idea whether it will get us to work on time, the costs are far more than a car, and on top of that, they penalise you for daring to buy a ticket during commuting hours.
Now the government want to levy ANOTHER arbitrary tax on us?
If they make moves to implement this, the election is in the bag for the Tories, who have already publicly condemned it:
Conservative transport spokeswoman Theresa Villiers said the tax would have a devastating impact on businesses struggling to cope with the recession.
'At a time when jobs are under threat and businesses are under huge pressure, it is wrong to hit enterprise in Nottingham with a workplace parking levy,' she said. 'These new charges will be a real blow to the city and we oppose them.'
Unfortunately, the media have also given airtime to utter fuckwits such as this moron:
But Richard Hebditch, of the Campaign for Better Transport, said the levy would raise money to invest in better transport.
'It has the added benefit of tackling unnecessary commuter journeys, one of the main causes of congestion,' he said. 'Failing to deal with the causes of congestion is simply not an option.
"Unnecessary commuter journeys"? Who the FUCK is he to decide whether a journey is unnecessary or not? Richard Hebditch, you're a fucking cunt, and an arrogant one at that.
'We put forward the idea of workplace parking levies as a fairer way to raise money to invest in the future of local transport services. We are pleased that the people of Nottingham will be the first to benefit.'
What about the billions raised every year through VED and Fuel Duty? Doesn't that raise money? Which then doesn't get spent on local transport...
I hardly think the people of Nottingham are going to benefit, you fucking dunce. Let me spell it out for you:
If people are charged to park at their office, but there happens to be a residential street within walking distance, what do you suppose they'll do? I'll give you some time to think about it.
You fucking cunt.