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  • An insight into the minds of our rulers


    by Rumbold
    19th October, 2009 at 10:03 am    

    I thought that this story was very telling, not for Baroness Scotland’s greed, but for the way in which the rules are applied:

    THE attorney-general, Baroness Scotland, has sparked anger among colleagues by insisting on the use of a chauffeur-driven Jaguar — a privilege usually reserved for a handful of senior cabinet ministers…

    One senior source said that as a minister outside the cabinet she was entitled only to a lesser vehicle, such as a Rover or Toyota Prius. Some officials expressed consternation that on taking up the job two years ago she rejected the use of a lesser car.

    The Department for Transport said last week: “The current rules on car allocation are Jaguar XJ or Prius for members of the cabinet. For everyone else: any car with CO2 emissions less than 130g/km.”

    The Jaguar emits 209g/km, which is at least 50% more than any non-cabinet car. Thus the rules say it is okay for the members of the cabinet to drive polluting cars, but everyone else must drive environmentally-friendly cars. Very telling.


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    1. damon — on 19th October, 2009 at 3:49 pm  

      I wasn’t aware that we were now being told what cars to drive. Actually it’s the CO2 emmisions of 209g/km that I find least interesting.

      But demanding a Jag because of the status it lends the person being driven in it, does show a certain mentality.

    2. dave bones — on 20th October, 2009 at 12:52 am  

      well spotted. One rule for the bastards..

    3. fugstar — on 20th October, 2009 at 11:29 am  

      take this into context.

      http://www.carpages.co.uk/co2/

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