From: soup on 3 Dec 2009 03:27
> Squashme wrote:
>> I certainly find being dead rather inconvenient.
> Unless it's for tax purposes.
> You are Hotblack Desiato AICMFP
Someone had to get a HHGTTG reference in. :-)
From: soup on 3 Dec 2009 04:15
The Medway Handyman wrote:
> Because we all pay tax, but motorists pay an extra tax to use the roads.
You pay an extra 'tax' to use your vehicle on the road
YOU DO NOT PAY TO USE THE ROAD.
From: dan on 3 Dec 2009 04:56
"The Medway Handyman" <davidlang(a)nospamblueyonder.co.uk> writes:
> SW wrote:
>> On 2 Dec, 21:50, johnwright <""john\"@no spam here.com"> wrote:
>>> You pay to use the vehicle on the public road.
>> Exactly. Use of the road itself is completely free.
> Try driving a car on a public road without a valid VED disc & see what the
> Police say about it. The same vehicle only used on private land would not
> need to have VED.
And your point is what? Try taxiing an aeroplane on the same road and
see what the Police say about it - and I bet it won't just be "your vehicle
is not licensed". Different kinds of vehicle are allowed on different
terms (or on no terms at all) and it's purely your misfortune to have
chosen to use one that requires payment.
From: mileburner on 3 Dec 2009 04:57
"Peter Grange" <peter(a)plgrange.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
> Read what you said. "Cyclists don't pay it" No qualification, just
> that. Introducing qualifications later doesn't affect what you said. I
> am a cyclist, I pay VED. I am a motorist, you are a motorist, we pay
> VED. The difference being I am a cyclist as well. We are not a
> separate race, some of us do both.
I am a cyclist and I pay VED.
Is that so hard for a non-cycling motorist to understand?
From: mileburner on 3 Dec 2009 05:00
"soup" <1(a)invalid.com> wrote in message
> IF YOU USE PUBLIC ROADS YOU NEED TO PAY VED/ROAD TAX TO USE THAT
> VEHICLE ON PUBLIC ROADS, NOT FOR THE ROADS THEMSELVES.
Yeah yeah yeah we know that. It is only The Medway Handyman and Adrian who
seem to hard of understanding.