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PPPS - I still hold the wet lap record at Castle Coombe karting circuit, set in '07 in a downpour on slick tyres.... Ok, so this has very little to do with the thread, I just like to brag about it whenever possible!

Respect. you must have nuts the size of the national debt.

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Why is it disgusting ?

The state needs the money.

No-one is forcing anyone to break the law.

I'd rather they raised the money by fining people willingly breaking the law than by taxing law abiding people for the work they do.

If anything raising funds in such a way is less disgusting than demanding it out of the pay packets earnt with peoples sweat.

I have no sympathy. If you don't want to pay the "Driving so fast it's a danger to other road users tax" then stay under the speed limit. If you still decide to speed, you knew the rules, you pay the penalty if caught and lower my taxes for me.

Oh dear!

So the state of California runs up a huge deficit and then uses the motorist to pay the bill and you think this is a totally acceptable state of affairs.

No wonder we are all in such a mess.

How about if governments and states balanced their budgets and only spent what they received in legitimately raised revenue?

The notion that government should raise shortfalls in revenue by attacking motorists is appalling

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If ever driver also had to get up to the standard to pass the motorcycle test to get a car licence, they'd be a lot of very well trained drivers and a drastic reduction in smashes

of course, they'd be a reduction of about 60% on the roads too!

Now thats what I would call a result.

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Interesting graph, I was looking at very similar data yesterday in a 2000 Government report, of 'General Government Expenditure' (at 1995 prices) that showed an almost steady rise from 1979 to 2000, with slight falls around 1987-90 and 1997-8 (the latter under Labour).

www.parliament.uk/documents/commons/lib/research/rp99/rp99-111.pdf (Section IX, first graph)

Look at - XI. Economy: Prices and inflation

Between 1900 and 1999 retail prices have risen by around 66

times at an average annual rate of some 4.3%24. There has been

a marked contrast between the two halves of the Century.

Between 1949 and 1999 prices rose some 19 fold at an average

rate of 6.0% compared to a 3½ fold increase between 1900 and

1949 at an average rate of 2.6%.

· Since WWII prices have increased in every year with the largest

rise for a calendar year being 24.2% in 1975. By contrast for

much of the 1920s and 1930s prices were falling and at the

outbreak of WWII the average price level was significantly

below that at the close of WWI.

· The purchasing power of a pound fell from £1 in 1900 to the

equivalent of just 1.5 pence in 1999.

:ph34r:

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Look at - XI. Economy: Prices and inflation

Between 1900 and 1999 retail prices have risen by around 66

times at an average annual rate of some 4.3%24. There has been

a marked contrast between the two halves of the Century.

Between 1949 and 1999 prices rose some 19 fold at an average

rate of 6.0% compared to a 3½ fold increase between 1900 and

1949 at an average rate of 2.6%.

· Since WWII prices have increased in every year with the largest

rise for a calendar year being 24.2% in 1975. By contrast for

much of the 1920s and 1930s prices were falling and at the

outbreak of WWII the average price level was significantly

below that at the close of WWI.

· The purchasing power of a pound fell from £1 in 1900 to the

equivalent of just 1.5 pence in 1999.

:ph34r:

The debasement of the pound and dollar is a scandal, and only kept alive by cheap junk from the third world.

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    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


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