Tuesday, 19 February 2008

The Prime Minister, council tax and pensioners.

Yesterday Bruiser Brown and hapless Alistair were trying to sell the idea of nationalising Northern Rock to a somewhat hostile press in Downing Street. All very interesting stuff. For almost the full length of the BBC News 24 broadcast the ticker tape announcing breaking news was reporting a pensioner from Norfolk being sent to prison because he couldn’t afford to pay his council tax. I wonder if Bruiser saw this and if so how many more pensioners need to spend time in jail before he realises how unfair this tax is to pensioners.
I’m sure we are going to hear a lot more about this. In the meantime I think I’ll start up my PAB campaign again.

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