I have not seen the article in Autocar or any other mention of this ‘reversal’
of thought or to be more correct ‘reversal of fortunes’ for the government.
If you go to Germany you had better stay there until after the New Year because
as New Years’ Eve falls on a Sunday - guess WHO forgot to alter the licensing
laws for the occasion. Yes you’ got it, the members of parliament who have just
managed to drag their rear ends back from summer recess (3 MONTHS) today.
It apparently takes over 60 days to make the change of the licensing hours and
the government has not even begun to think about it yet, which leaves a great
possibility that pubs will not be able to stay open past the standard Sunday
hour of 22.30. If this does occur, the only chance is that the hours can be
extended by application to a magistrate but that would mean every single pub
in the land going through this farce.
It would be better for you to get a job in Germany as they get 42 days holiday
a year. Guess who gets the lowest number of days off in Europe - yes, right
again, it’s the British - well not quite. Whilst the British get 31 days a year the
Irish take the bottom place with 29 days.
And if you needed any more impetuous to consider the pros and cons, an
Environment Minister (euphemism for plonker or worse) Michael Meacher
yesterday stated that the government could re-impose the fuel tax escalator which
raises petrol prices by 6% over inflation each year. All this in the face of the
Chancellor sitting on a 16 BILLION POUND war chest, 10 BILLION more
than was predicted. This surplus has confirmed the sheer scale of stealth taxes
introduced, and it’s purpose - to buy votes.
There are many good things about the UK, I am only sorry that there has not been
much NEW good for a long, long, time and as far as the motoring public is concerned
there is no good news at all, mores the pity.
Supercat Jaguar Spares
----- Original Message -----
From: Kam Purewal firstname.lastname@example.org
I was going to buy a radar detector until I say the following article,
printed in the 27th September issue of ‘Autocar’ in the UK.
Radar and laser detectors that help drivers spot Gatso camaras and police
speed traps are to be banned by the end of the year.
The department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions is drawing up
plans to outlaw the licence savers. A DETR official told Autocar: "The sole
purpose of these devices is to help drivers who speed avoid detection. The
Government is seeking to once again make their use illegal.
A driver prosecuted for using a radar detector won a reprieve in January
1998. Since then, police have been unable to prosecute people found using
In the future, drivers caught using the detectors will face stiff fines and
I am waiting to see the outcome of this before making any decisions. If they
are banned, for me it is simply another reason to leave this sh*t hole of a
country. I am travelling to Germany tomorrow to work their for the following
two weeks. While their I shall be looking for job vacancies.
I must rush. I want to try and get a drink before the pubs close. We are not
deemed responsible enough to drink beyond 22:30 on a Sunday, as we may
become alcoholics, vandals, and muggers.
Walsall, Soviet Republic of Great Britain