Sunday, March 14, 2010

Lower alcohol limites for drivers will do nothing

The government are planning to introduce lower alcohol limits for drivers claiming that this will save 65 lives a year.

Rubbish! This claim that it will save lives is pushed out simply to justify the continuing attack on the liberal progressives two favourite targets - drivers and moderate drinkers.

If they were really concerned about "saving lives" they'd pull our troops out of Afghanistan.

If "saving lives" was really a concern of this government they'd do something about the NHS which kills untold thousands of people every year.

The vast majority of people drink and drive responsibly. They stick to the limit and drive home quite safely, responsibly and reliably. The ones that cause the problems are the ones who drink excessively and then drive and changing the drink drive limit will have no impact on them whatsoever. Half of them don't even have driving licences or insurance. An awful lot of them are people in positions of authority or celebrity. They drink more than the limit now and they will continue to do so no matter what that limit is.

This is yet another attack on Mr & Mrs Average - the law abiding, tax paying decent family types who enjoy a pint or a glass of wine with their friends every so often. We represent the thing that the liberal progressives hate most - decent, traditional, working class British subjects.

Now you know that they hate you - why do you keep voting for them?


JuliaM said...

"...changing the drink drive limit will have no impact on them whatsoever."

It never ceases to amaze me that people believe that those who disobey current laws will be at all fazed by new, stronger oners.

It's not like the PTB can claim that this will result in stiffer sentences either, since we know that they are reluctant to send ANYONE to jail as it is...

Stan said...

Exactly - it's another example of how essentially socialist regimes, no matter how well intentioned or "liberal", become authoritarian.

Eventually, of course, they will start locking more and more people up and often on the most flimsy of pretexts - then we'll have a totalitarian government and the only way we'll get rid of that will be through a revolution.

Of course, our traditional system of bicameral parliament and our constitution meant that such a government could never come to power in this country but thanks to the damage done to that constitution and the planned elected Upper Chamber that barrier no longer exists.

It never ceases to amaze me that we are choosing to throw away a proven and successful style of democracy in favour of a version from Europe where democracy is barely established and has frequently seen such totalitarian governments come to power quite legitimately.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

The government that is introducing this change is not the pretend one in Westminster, but the real one in Brussels.

It doesn't matter whether anyone votes for them or not, since no elections are held. They'll be there for good.

Unless we leave.