They say power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely and whilst most of our current politicians are not outwardly corrupt they are more than happy to corrupt the facts concerning Brexit.
Here are two who I happened to hear on the television this morning who were blaming the current Brexit situation for the poor state of sales in the car factories in their constituency.
These two fine politicians are the Conservative MP Caroline Spelman and the Labour MP Jack Dromey who have the Land Rover and Jaguar car plants in their respective constituencies.
Whilst it is true that Land Rover and Jaguar sales have declined recently I would suggest the blame for the fall in sales especially of diesel vehicles lies with the politicians who have recently brought in the ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) which charges vehicles £12.50 a day.
The politicians who have changed company car tax and have introduced parking surcharges for diesel cars and are aiming for a total ban on diesel cars in London by 2025, leading to a complete ban of diesel cars by 2040.
I think it fair to say that the current state of the Brexit negotiations has had no effect on current car sales, however the punitive, taxes, surcharges and intended bans on diesels has had a very great effect on new car sales.
It seems a little hypocritical for these two politicians to blame Brexit when clearly the problem is caused by Parliament and the MP's within that house, (including these two) who are bringing in this punitive legislation.
When will politicians ever learn the electorate are not stupid, we can see right through you so stop bullshitting!
I was going to post this on my other blog, The Diary of a Country Bumpkin but I wanted to see if I could make pingbacks work from this site, I look forward to assessing the results!
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