Monday, September 12, 2011

Killed by Government Love

I blame Global Warming:

Meltdown for the country's estimated 5,000 ice cream vans started with the rise of the domestic freezer in the Fifties but has been compounded more recently by new EU rules introducing lower emission limits. These mean that many older ice cream vans face costly conversions or face being taken off the road.

In London, meanwhile, tighter emissions standards will come into force from January next year. Some ice cream vans will be able to fit a filter, but the charge for those that don't will be £100 a day.
So rather logically, taxing things will "save the world", "heal the earth" and part the seas, dontcha know. So what if you have to take happiness away from kids - you're already traumatizing them anyway!