Remember how just a few years ago our all-knowing government were telling us that, if we wanted to be considered righteous citizens we should all purchase diesel vehicles instead of petrol?
Remember how they then hiked the tax on diesel fuel when we all switched?
A couple of years later these same know-alls announced that they had now discovered the emissions from diesel engines were more harmful than petrol. The vehicle industry immediately responded by redesigning diesel engines to reduce the small particle emissions and thus make them safe.
Islington Council in London have, this month, decided to levy an extra charge of £96 per year on residents who own a diesel engine car, citing the now irrelevant pollution excuse.
Never let reason or logic get in the way of screwing the public.