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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/arti...in_page_id=1770

Every Cabinet Minister is to be offered a brand new Jaguar limousine in a move that last night threatened to become a public relations disaster.

The XJ saloons - which sell for up to £50,000 and would be paid for by the taxpayer - are said by Jaguar to be "revolutionary" and "exhilarating" with "elegant, sensuous lines" and space age technology.

But the announcement that the cars would be made available to all 22 members of the Cabinet was yesterday mired in confusion. Initially, officials said Ministers would be allowed to choose either a Jaguar or the environment-friendly - but much humbler - Toyota Prius, which retails for just £17,500. But they then conceded that Ministers were unlikely to plump for the Prius - but only because "of security considerations

How many will opt for the environmentally friendly toyota?

and how long before this country sees Strike Action again from the public sector and services, NHS staff, teaching unions etc.... when they cannot even afford a modest house near to where they work?

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I recall reading about a gov't department in the US of A needed some money. Apparently they were fair dinkum about it. So they blew their whole budget on a presentation asking for it. Very flash presentation. They didn't get the extra funding because they "obviously didn't need it" :lol:

Wasn't the French Revolution sparked by the ostentatios display of wealth by the bosses whilst the peasants starved?

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i was in the traffic queue the other day next to 2 policemen in a brand new jag, now i know where my council tax is going.

and if its not a jag its a 50k range rover

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It is understood that Mr Prescott - famous for his love of Jaguars - has already been issued with a new stretched version of the XJ with extra leg room and space for Ministerial red boxes.

I see a small error in the above. Please let me correct....

It is understood that Mr Prescott - famous for his love of Jaguars - has already been issued with a new stretched version of the XJ with extra leg room and space for Ministerial fat @rse.

That's better.

btp

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I see a small error in the above. Please let me correct....

That's better.

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It is understood that Mr Prescott - famous for his love of Jaguars - has already been issued with a new stretched version of the XJ with extra leg room and space for Ministerial fat @rse.

btp

Ahem...further correction needed

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It is understood that Mr Prescott - famous for his love of Jaguars - has already been issued with a new stretched version of the XJ with extra leg room and space for Ministerial fat @rse, horrible jowly cheeks and chinese takaway trays.

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Ahem...further correction needed

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It is understood that Mr Prescott - famous for his love of Jaguars - has already been issued with a new stretched version of the XJ with extra leg room and space for Ministerial fat @rse, horrible jowly cheeks and chinese takaway trays.

Prescott can fit his takeaway in the back of one of the new Jags? Man, that's what I call spacious... :lol:

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Now surely these vehicles are "company cars" and therefore Ministers pay income tax based on the emissions and list price of said vehicles.

They should be.

But they aren't 'owned' or 'held' by them minister.

They also fail to mention that most of them will have a £25K a year chaufeur thrown in free :angry:

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They should be.

But they aren't 'owned' or 'held' by them minister.

They also fail to mention that most of them will have a £25K a year chaufeur thrown in free :angry:

Yup, I knew the answer but was just pointing out the hypocrisy of it all.

Ministers from the party of Labour being wafted about in a symbol of Capital.

A symbol some of those Ministers would like to deny to most of us by reason of environmental considerations.

Leading by example?

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At least it's a British built car, albeit US owned but can't have everything.

I think all MP's should get a free Jaguar to support the beleaguered UK motor industry. In these politically correct times anything could have been possible, imaging if the lib dems get in, we would have cabinet ministers driving about in a Hyundai.

Supporting Jaguar send a message to the world that the British Bulldog spirit has not fallen over and died just yet, there is still life in the old mutt yet.

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Apparently they need the Jag for security in case they need to make a quick get away, you know, if they have a chance encounter with the electorate or general public.

They already have their Zil Lanes Bus Lanes so they might as well have the limos to go with it.

MOTORISTS who dare to stray into VIP lanes reserved for athletes and officials at the 2012 London Olympics face penalties of up to £5,000 under special powers sanctioned by the government.

As many as 55,000 members of the “Olympic family”, including ministers, media and corporate sponsors, will be able to sweep past other traffic in scenes reminiscent of Moscow’s politburo-only Zil lanes.

[..]

Ordinary drivers will be herded into the remaining lanes, prompting fears of gridlock — and those who try to break out will be hit with severe penalties.

[..]

The dedicated lanes, part of the 150-mile ORN, will give priority to competitors and bigwigs such as Tessa Jowell, the culture secretary.

They will be transported daily in 2,500 buses and cars fitted with technology capable of turning traffic lights green on their approach. About 12,000 corporate sponsors and their guests will also be allowed to use the lanes.

A spokesman for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, said: “The last thing we are after is people’s money

Two jags good, no jags bad.

Edited by BuyingBear

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