Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Bitter ? Me ?

Prescription charges in England are due to go up again - to £7.10 - from 1st April. In Scotland, prescription charges will be reduced to £5 from April and will be free from 2011. In Wales, prescription charges have already been abolished.

Meanwhile, car park charges have been abolished in Welsh hospitals, and won't be reciprocated in England, partly because it compromises Britain's attempts to reduce its carbon footprint (Welsh cars don't emit carbon, obviously).

And to cap it all, Members of the Welsh Assembly are set to get a pay rise of 8.3%.

Isn't it nice of us English people to subsidise these nice little breaks for the Scottish and Welsh out of our own taxes ? And isn't it absolutely fine that Parliament / Assembly Members in Scotland / Wales can votes these measures through by themselves without the English having a say, but any attempt to do the same in England would be subject to the scrutiny of Scottish and Welsh MPs ?

Seems fair to me...

2 comments:

nuttycow said...

Breathe.
Calm.
Fluffy kittens.
Sunshine.

There... feeling calm yet? ;)

Womble On Tour said...

No !

:-)