Originally posted by Stigmata
Originally posted by Volv
Ya, just look at how low the price of petrol is in Britain
Depends on where you are in the country
Within a 3 mile distance, I saw it go from £1.0399 to £1.0999
either way, that isn't cheap compared to the rest of the world.
we paid some of the highest taxes, yet our country comes in at 25th. which granted has some factors that you can't really control (things like weather), but how many things in the uk are average to shit/annoying. e.g.
my weekly bin gets emptied once a fortnight now - did council tax go down, don't think so. infact it went up
we used to have a road sweeper that did round the area every month, hasn't been seen in years now - again council tax
we paid the highest rate of tax on petrol in the world (iirc) - yet have some of the shittiest roads, both in terms in road layout/size & roads that are just falling apart, pot holes etc
public transport - not only is it expensive, its F'ing shite
NHS - lol
benefits - don't get me started (yes i know some people genuinely need the help, but not all the long term dossers who get ridiculous money)
MPs - we have mps that get paid £80K a year (or what ever it is), with massive expense allowances. Who not only have a sulk when the general public finds out about what they can claim and aren't happy, MPs then claim they wages aren't high enough. My arse, most of them don't know what a proper days work is! thats before you get onto the fact that most of them aren't needed and are just wasting tax money
should i go on?