A new Labour tax - Crime Victims Tax

The government have come up with a new tax, its called a "car crime victim tax". It involves the police refusing to properly investigate your car for clues as to who committed the crime until you cough up £100, at which point they will then investigate the crime properly.

The Eastern Daily Press has run a story on it here. Surely anyone reading this story will find it difficult to justify this tax on victims in any circumstances ?


Andrew Allison. A Conservative View said...

There are very few things in life that leave me speechless, but this is one of them. All I can say, is that the idiot who thought this up needs to be fired forthwith.

David Anthony said...

Raises an interesting question ... is it possible to privatise any part of the police force?

and the more important question, can it ever be right to privatise the police force?

Edis said...

I only believed this after reading it three times.

Nostalgia moment. When my mums car was stolen from my parents garage behind the house in Warwick way back in the late 1970's it was found by the police a few hours later in Coventry and taken to a local police station. I and my Dad picked it up and noted two things. One was the large collecting box for a police benevolent fund on the station sergeant's desk. The other was that all the police cars parked behind the station where our car was stored had heavy chains around their back axels, in turn padlocked to heavy stancions. Otherwise they were at risk of being stolen.

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

This has got to be a late April fool's joke?