Thursday, 15 May 2008

You've bin misled

Mixed in with a story about Gordon Brown saying he will stay at least until the general election, the Telegraph tries to have a go over "bin taxes", the sort of thing it likes to rouse (upper) middle England about.
He denied that pilot schemes for bin taxes would lead to a national roll-out of the plans.

He said: “This is not a national scheme. We’ve got no commitment to go any further. There is no national scheme here.”

Yesterday the Government response to a select committee report on bin taxes suggested there would be no pilots in place if there was not the chance that the scheme would be expanded nationally.

Surely, pilot schemes don't represent a commitment to go further. Surely, a chance of a scheme being extended nationally is not the same as a national scheme.

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