Monday, 19 January 2009
The New Ship Money - Where's The New New Model Army?
If the government acting as the executive raises taxes without the consent of the elected representatives of the people, are we in the realms of taxation without representation?
That was one of the causes of the American Colonies deciding to go for Independence.
The sad apology that passes for a government have created the opportunity for a whole new stealth tax to be imposed on us by local authorities without the need for any Parliamentary scrutiny or approval. Hailed by the opposition as a 21st century revival of the old Ship Money which led fairly directly to the war between the parliamentarians and the king.
So, bring on a 21st century Oliver Cromwell, and cut the Gorgon's head off as soon as possible. Those who refuse to learn from history...
Posted by Hacked Off at 12:38