Monday, 17 September 2012

Tories steal UKIP "Britdisc" policy

The Tories have recycled yet another UKIP policy as their own - this time the Britdisc policy that would see foreign-registered lorries charged a licence fee to drive on our roads.

The idea behind the Britdisc was to combat road and fuel tax avoidance by large hauliers, to keep dangerous foreign-registered lorries off the road and to remove some of the unfair advantage foreign hauliers have over UK-based operators.

It seems the Tories have finally cottoned on to the obvious unfairness in the system and decided to adopt UKIP's solution to grab a positive headline.  The EU will rule it illegal of course but the Tories will have hopped onto another headline-grabbing bandwagon by then.