Our esteemed leader, Gordon Brown, who reckons that he is rather like Heathcliffe from Wuthering Heights (a drinking, violent, womanising killer? - oh well, Gordon, whatever trips your trigger) wanted to change the rates for vehicle excise licences. When he proposed it, he stated that most people would be better off.
Fine, so far.
But now, the Treasury has admitted that 9 million people will be worse off, mainly poorer people with older cars.
As it stands, it will not affect me, as these changes will only be enforced for vehicles first registered after 2001 and I cannot see myself ever driving such a new one (my present vehicle was first registered in 1996).
What annoys me is the blatant lie - it seems that the Govt. thinks that it can say whatever it likes and we will believe them.