Thursday, 6 August 2009
Curtailing Rights and Privileges
It appears that one undisclosed policy of the present UK government is to withdraw services, curtail personal freedom and invade privacy. The latest in a catalogue of measures designed to demean and emasculate the individual citizen is the proposal to withdraw free public travel on the buses to all who can still afford to use a car. Thus, the right to travel free will be means-tested. It is yet another ill-thought out and ineffectual idea, the sort dreamed up by petty bureaucrats who have nothing better to do, for the end result will be to put more cars on the roads and take people off the public buses, in particular the pensioners who depend on this free service, thereby increasing pollution and road congestion. This measure, if it ever sees the light of day, will counteract any other measures which are being taken to reduce the carbon footprint. It is time that the public voted with their feet before any more insane measures are rolled out.