ConDem response to outcry over policies: Put a charge on plastic bags.

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Today, Vox Political hands over to Geoff Reynolds, a commenter who submitted this in response to the government’s announcement that it is putting a 5p charge on plastic bags in order to discourage their use.

Here in Wales, the Welsh Government levied a charge on plastic bags a long time ago; clearly the Tories and the Lib Dems have realised that this was successful and their scheme is a copycat strategy – but you probably won’t see them admitting it.

Let’s all note that the BBC has once again given space to Tory astroturfers the Taxpayers’ Alliance, which is claiming the change won’t make any difference to the environment, even though it has cut plastic bag use in Wales by around three-quarters.

Here’s Geoff, who starts his comment with his habitual shout:

‘WHILST THE DEATHS OF THOSE WHO HAVE SUCCUMBED TO THE FALLOUT CAUSED BY THE TRULY EVIL CRIMES OF WELFARE REFORMS SPIRAL HOPELESSLY OUT OF CONTROL, THIS IS THE ANSWER FROM OUR GOVERNMENT:

‘“PLASTIC BAGS ARE TO COST 5 PENCE.”

‘WHAT F**KING WORLD DO THESE IMBECILES BELONG ON? IT CERTAINLY ISN’T THE ONE WHERE I LIVE!

‘PENSIONERS ARE DYING OF HYPOTHERMIA, PEOPLE ARE HAVING THEIR HOMES TAKEN, DISABLED ARE BEING STARVED TO DEATH AND MORE CHILDREN ARE BEING BORN INTO POVERTY THAN AT ANY TIME SINCE THE LAST WAR.

‘The only things that are booming are food banks, yet these gormless b*st*rds, who got more for attending a Parliament call-back for Thatcher’s death than I get to live on for a full year, have the impudence to place “a shilling tariff on plastic bags”, at the top of the agenda.

‘They chose to ridicule a report by a UNITED NATIONS inspector on the real plight of our nation, while they pass legislation on a bag!

‘The leaking of the bag tariff has taken the thunder from the Lib Dems’ conference… It has been revealed!

‘WAKE UP YOU DELUDED T*SSBAGS!

‘THERE MUST BE MORE BRAIN CELLS IN A DISCARDED SHOWER CAP THAN THE WHOLE OF OUR REPRESENTATIVES IN WESTMINSTER!

‘WORDS FAIL ME. WE MIGHT AS WELL HAVE A GOLDFISH ON A LEAD.’

10 thoughts on “ConDem response to outcry over policies: Put a charge on plastic bags.

  1. nick

    The government haven’t got the sense they were born with trouble is thou the people like them and until that attitude changes this country has no future for many groups of people only death

  2. Paul Jackman

    its like the bbc news nothing on about the victims of n.h.s cover ups we r here but government as put the dirty fingers in to the press not to talk about the victims of n.h.s crime cover up medical records r a crime so y as the police not dun there job in looking in to hospital this is all down to0 government mr cameron the scum bag of government tell the truth about mr andrew lansley prating from the n.h.s about covering up bastards

  3. Charles Hay

    Summed up with great decorum , what a load of codswallop , and these are the lot who are to inspire our future generations of politicians , what will they discuss if this is the bench mark that this lot have set, Go help us all.

  4. Gavin MacMillan

    I’m all in favour of this. Anything which reduces the near million tonnes of plastic bags the UK alone dumps every year can only be for the good. But when I heard on Radio 4 that this is a LibDem initiative designed to show that the Tories listen to them, and that the government hopes the money paid for the bags will be given to charity, rather than kept to boost shop profits, I did have to stop and think “What a complete and utter crock of sh*te!” As yer man says above – “What f**king planet are these f**king cretins living on???”.

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  6. beetleypete

    Great re-blog/handover of an entertaining rant Mike. Nothing like a carrier bag tax to take your mind off domestic desolation, and World War Three! Cheers, Pete.

  7. joanna

    I hope they are plain bags? There is no way that I am going to pay to advertise a certain supermarkets!!!!!

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