Time to break the Government / Car Maker tax alliance.

When the
government called for lower car emissions, the immediate reaction from the auto
industry was ‘we cant do it, unless we charge 30pct more for our cars’.


We believe that
there is an alliance between the auto industry across
Europe and the Green Tax raisers like Ken
Livingston and Gordon Brown, and the other treasury ministers of

They know that
they can raise billions in taxes from car drivers before being forced into
making cars actually lower emission levels, and the auto makers want to cash in
on that as well.

That assertion is
now being challenged by the Union of Concerned Scientists. source 

Yesterday the UCS
unveiled a minivan design that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more
than 40 percent while saving consumers money and keeping safety and performance
intact. Besides it uses off-the-shelf technologies, including the engine,
transmission, and fuelling systems, saving the litigious manufacturers millions
in R&D costs, it enables them to drop their legal challenge to emissions
standards and get back to work making cars that people can drive without
despoiling the planet.

Meeting laws for
fighting global warming should be no sweat for the automakers. They already
have the solution to pollution right under the bonnets of their own cars and

We all want to
save the planet, to lower dramatically the pollutants from cars, but this is up
to government and the car makers, it must not be allowed to be used as an
excuse to add more financial burden on the already overtaxed car owner.


I will be doing a
little more digging on this subject, and will update with more information.



About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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