Lots of jobs around here are dependant on Business As Usual. So, keen to avoid the prospect of a couple of hundred Geordies walking to London to demand some sort of action, the government is doing everything it can to keep things as they are.
That means keeping us safe from actually having to change our lives, and on the road to a greener, zero-emission, greenwashed & sanitised future. They’re spending oodles of your cash on this, in the form of £5,000 subsidies for electric cars. If this is what it takes to make us realise that consumerism & growth is the only way we’re ever going to get out of this mess we’re in, then I say it’s a price worth paying.
So for just £23,990 (after government bail-out of £5,000 has been applied), you too can feel safe and secure in the knowledge that you’re doing your bit to save the planet, protect polar bears, and being kind to fluffy bunnie-wunnies:
I give you the Nissan Leaf - bringing coal back to the North East:
Remember - just as it’s not “The war on the motorist”, but “The war on the motorist (sic.)”, from now on, every time you see an advert for, or hear in conversation the words “zero emission car”, you have to edit these in your head / politely correct the speaker that it’s actually a “coal powered car”.