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May 25, 2007

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Cian

I don't have a problem with charging people who don't recycle - it seems to work in Europe and Japan, apparently the technology is available, and its doable politically.

But what kind of political moron do you have to be to think that you can get away with charging residents for rubbish they have no control over, which they don't want, while doing nothing about the companies generating it?

Phil

This is all of a piece with the mess over car disposal charges when the value of scrap metal dropped below the cost of slicing the car up in an environmentally-friendly manner. A lot of European countries either charged the car makers or put a levy on the price of new cars, but Nu Lab decided that it was the last owner's responsibility to pay causing the current rash of car dumping. Because of course the kind of person who owns a car at the end of its useful life will be happy to chuck away a couple of hundred pounds to get it officially disposed of.

Martin Wisse

It's Nu Labour'd ideology in a nutshell isn't it: the consumer is the person who can change the world and all government needs to do is sting the consumer in behaving the right way.

Flying Rodent

Would it be pedantic to note that, while rubbish collection was probably a burning issue sixty years ago, we should really have got past the point where this was controversial?

It doesn't say great things about modern politics when the major political parties are reduced to playing weeaboo with the sodding bins.

Don't we have, you know, real problems to worry about?

ejh

Miliband: you're an overgrown teenager. Fuck off back to the chess club you little geek.

As I say, I can't justify this response rationally. It's just what turning 43 does to your outlook.

God, I missed this.

I'm 42. Does this mean that I have less than a year's worth of liking chess left to me?

jamie

Well YMMV, as they say. But sooner or later...

ejh

Or not

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