Wednesday, 17 January 2007

Strange socialism

'Tessa [Jowell, UK Secretary of State] also announced […] that there is going to be an increase in the BBC licence fee to help pay for set-top boxes for the over-75s like my mum, which in itself is a bit strange, given that the licence fee is an unfair tax with the poor paying as much as the rich. This means we are now going to disproportionately tax the poor to help the elderly, some of whom are not poor at all. An odd concept of socialism.'
Greg Dyke in The Independent, 19/9-5

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