Ah see the "reason" for VED was to "pay" for motor ways .......they just didn't say how long we would have to "pay" for them.
Some of me thinks the government should just quit the foreplay, and just make all taxation one single, direct form on any money you get, rather than all the other countless direct and indirect forms it currently takes.
Can't help but think there'd be mucho savings from streamlining.
But, I suspect, riots when many realise just how much they take.
But then, dagnabit, the gummint should just have the, well, the damned balls to just say: "Bend over, and pay up - we've got bigger guns and we're not afraid to use them..." dagnabit!
(click) and we're back. I'm rambling again...
Couldn't the lessons be done during gym or games for a few weeks instead of football or hockey? For those kids without bicycles the school could supply a bicycle for them.
Too sensible and beneficial. You're thinking of a simpler time.
No doubt there'd be complaints about enforced bike riding being against kids' human rights or religious affiliations.