It seems a ridiculous heading, but it is true. What on Earth was Cameron thinking of when he suggested topping up as you pass a filling station. Surely even someone divorced from reality by the class structure, should have realised what would happen.
Suddenly filling stations were running out of fuel and people who were genuinely running low found they couldn’t get any fuel. How downright irresponsible of the prime minister.
When you consider that fuel is currently almost £7 per gallon (US$11) what a great suggestion to buy as much as you can at the highest price. Who benefits? The tax man.
Then Francis Maude suggests we should keep fuel in jerry cans and keep them in our sheds. I don’t even keep my mower and strimmer fuel in the shed. It is asking for disaster. If petrol fumes escape the container they form an explosive gas. Create a spark in your shed and it could attempt to go into orbit, taking you with it!
How could this moron make such an idiotic suggestion? There have already been cases of people trying to fill paint cans and jam jars at filling stations. You can be certain that while government ministers can be stupid, the general public can be downright insane. One woman, while pouring petrol from container to container in her kitchen, caught light and now has multiple burns. Francis Maude should offer his resignation.
The trouble is that if you are a millionaire Tory, you have probably never been in a shed in your life and the chance of you ever keeping the mower fuel topped up is low. These people employ staff to look after such things and this might mitigate Maude’s stupidity to a tiny degree.
I can’t believe the stupidity of people in positions of authority. Just look at the ex-treasurer of the Tory party who got caught in a scam by a newspaper team. He was lying through his teeth about what you would get as a donor to the Tory party. Frankly, if people are stupid enough to give vast sums to the Tories, perhaps they deserve scamming.
However, with the dropping of 5% from the top rate of tax, we now find that captains of industry are tens of thousands better off each and every year. Yet more money to give their benefactors and, should we be wondering if some of those donors have influenced the reduction in that tax?
Independence for Scotland can’t come quickly enough.