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Thought Congestion

By ATWadmin On November 15th, 2006

Only a socialist, and a despicable one at that, could possibly seek to financially crucify the general public for exercising their right of consumer choice.  That is exactly what IRA/Islamic militant-lover, Ken Livingstone, is proposing for the already obscene congestion charge in Central London.  Not satisfied with raking in £5 per day, Livingstone then increased the charge to £8.  He is now on the cusp of extending the zone westwards (from February ’07) to take in still more of the capital’s roads.  As a socialist, his key aim is to make those who have worked hard to accrue a healthy financial foundation as miserable as possible.  Under the omni-present bogeyman of ‘climate change’. those who have the perfect right to have a vehicle of their choice could face daily charges of £25.  That’s good old Lefties for you: if you sent them your entire wage packet, they’d want a slice of your skin to go with it!!

Asked as to what justification there was for such an appalling assault on people’s purses, Livingstone replied:

‘Most vehicles that will be charged £25, in Vehicle Excise Duty Band G, are high-priced models. Those who buy them can afford to choose from pretty much the whole of the mainstream car market but have chosen to buy one of the most polluting vehicles.’

Hello – real world to class warfare socialist, calling!!  They have chosen to buy that car because they can afford to do so.  Why then penalise them and make what should be an enjoyable purchase the stuff of financial nightmares just because your twisted brand of political thought is using the cloak of dubious environmental convenience to do so?  In Livingstone’s world, owning a nice car with a high fuel consumption makes you a greater enemy than preaching about the destruction of Israel.

12 Responses to “Thought Congestion”

  1. Just about the only item that is worth noting about Red Ken is that, like Hitler, he always says exactly what he is planning to do! Before he was elected the first time around, he promised London the congestion tax, and he delivered! When he was re-elected, mainly on some proportional representation juggling, he promised that he would extend the charging zone, and he is doing exactly that! The people who voted him in knew exactly what they were getting; and the electors of London only have themselves to blame for the snake in that glasshouse by the Thames!

  2. Fair points Mike, and of course we musn’t forget that red Ken feted the provos at a time when their murder campaign was at it’s height.
    Who’d have thought it eh? Ken Livingstone mayor of London, Alex Maskey mayor of Belfast, and Ian Paisley preparing to become first minister with Martin McGuinness as his deputy. You couldn’t make it up.

  3. Andrew, the far more depressing reality is that most people will think, ‘Serves the rich buggers right.’

    The reason why such vindictive policies come in unopposed is because we have an amoral electorate who are generally happy with kicking people better off than they are.

  4. >>red Ken feted the provos at a time when their<<

    A man clearly ahead of his time!

  5. ‘A man clearly ahead of his time!’

    Translated: The man who took the first foray into political immorality where terrorists were concerned.

  6. ! The people who voted him in knew exactly what they were getting; and the electors of London only have themselves to blame for the snake in that glasshouse by the Thames!

    How very true. Maggie Thatcher did us all a favour and got rid of him once, only to have the good people of London elect him back. Well…enjoy

  7. >>The man who took the first foray into political immorality where terrorists were concerned<<

    If you mean dealing with the IRA, he isn’t. That distinction goes to Willie Whitelaw in the year of your birth (Happy Birthday, by the way), and in other bouts of the Troubles even to Lloyd George. They all realised that when insurgents/terrorists have a certain level of backing in their communities, a different reaction is required (in a liberal democracy, where ethnic massacre is ruled out) than when dealing with elitist terrorists with no popular base in the region in dispute.

  8. >>got rid of him once, only to have the good people of London elect him back<<

    A pesky thing, the people.

  9. Gary

    "the far more depressing reality is that most people will think, ‘Serves the rich buggers right"

    They will and it is probably too much to expect but they should recognise the thin end of the wedge when they see it. Enviornmental taxes are on the agenda and it is ordinary people who will be paying them.

    Our rulers have concluded that our standard of living is too high and they plan to do something about it.

  10. >>Our rulers have concluded that our standard of living is too high and they plan to do something about it.<<

    that hits the nail on the head. a high quantity of middle class people is dangerous for the political and economic elite.

  11. "only to have the good people of London elect him back. Well…enjoy"

    Not all of us are to blame

  12. Livingstone’s just employing the tactics of his hero Mao Zedong, by identifying a small minority and whipping up hatred against them.

    SUVs are irritating to other drivers in the narrow streets of the city, but the idea that this is about saving the planet is laughable, it’s crude cynical Ken doing what all good Kommie scum do best, scapegoating, dividing, stirring up hatred.

    And the worst thing is, there’s still little sign of a candidate who can remove him from office, and London’s only hope of salvation comes from him drinking too much and falling into the Thames.

    I’ve been reading a lot of Homer recently, so I’m off to sacrifice a few bulls and fatted sheep to Zeus, Athene and the god of the river to that end. A long shot but worth a try