Monday, October 10, 2011

Only half the story

Typically, the MSM – spoon-fed by a special interest group - tells only half the story. Different papers run the story, but they are all variations on the same theme. It is ironic really. If you want the big picture, you won't get it. You have to read Booker, go to the blogs, and read EU Referendum.

Unsurprisingly, some of the commenters are far better informed than the journalists. Says "James", "The Tory government has frozen council tax, meaning greedy unelected bureaucrats in councils have to get their hands on more money and what better way than the proven cash cow of motorists and their cars, it is just another way round the council tax freeze, start questioning the reason we have local councils and give some serious thought to what benefits you get from them being there ...".

Parking charges and penalties are indeed an issue, but they are only one part of the picture, and by no means the largest part. There is wholesale looting afoot, across the board. And it takes James to identify the reason.