Time to get these unelected morons off our backs

While the UK is
fighting hard to keep the government from squeezing every last penny out of its
citizenry for putting a car on the road, Germans are sticking two fingers up at the
unelected European Commission over a suggestion that they should limit the
speed on Autobahn’s, it was reported in Wired Blog

The message was
loud and clear, ‘Don't come between a German and the red zone on the
speedometer’.  

Speeding down the
Autobahn is a sacred rite and a badge of liberty in rule-bound Deutschland —
which made unelected EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas' proposal for
Autobahn speed limits to fight CO2 a non-starter for many.

Cries of
“Free driving for free citizens!” mingled with German automakers'
huffy retort that they needed “no coaching on efficient climate
protection” — an notion with which Head Coach Angela Merkel, the German
Chancellor and current EU President, might find reason to quibble.  

Even German
Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel called the proposal “a secondary front
and a trivialization of the climate problem.”
 

If you have ever had the pleasure of travelling along an Autobahn at 110 or 120 mph, I can assure you that it is something to behold. Great roads coupled with speed is a rush that I can fully appreciate.

Something
that perhaps David Cameron might like to take on board, come the next election, is that we have had enough of being nannied, ordered about and having the best things in life banned.

What we want is free choice, informed choice, coupled with good low level transparent government that provides services, not broken promises, financial thuggery and secrecy.

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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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