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Monday, 14 September 2009

SNP to tax cyclists? Pedestrians afterwards?

So, the SNP minority government, always on the eye out for a way to make a quick buck are considering taxing cyclists.

Give me strength.

The draft Cycling Action Plan for Scotland which had been released for public consultation contained this daft proposal.

Don't get me wrong, this Plan does contain some positive objectives such as setting a target that by 2020, 10% of all journeys in Scotland are by bike - let's see if SNP ministers start the trend?

Only if the ministerial car has a bike rack?

However, a cycling tax is one of the most stupid things I've heard from the SNP so far since they formed their minority administration.

Let us hope this is one draft policy u-turn they do announce.

What is next for the SNP, pedestrian tax? The more you walk the more you pay, lets do it the Salmond way.


Richard T said...

Now how about a tax on caravans? That would be generally popular except I suppose with the caravanners themselves. Mind I'd also impose a compulsory annual competence test and a restriction on their use outwith midnight to 4 am, only when there is an r in the month and a full moon. And I haven't been following a procession of them up the A9 since the middle of August.

Anonymous said...

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