Hot on the heels of the septic tank fiasco, water charges are back in the headlines.
They can’t decide how they are going to
mug fleece charge us.
The original idea was that there would be a flat free allowance and then people pay for any usage above the allowance. But before the meters actually come into effect, they were just to charge everyone a flat rate.
They have now realised that that is a tad unjust, if one can talk about justice when on the subject of water charges. That system would mean that a family of six kids with a swimming pool would pay the same as an old age pensioner living alone.
So they have decided that they are going to charge according to the size of the house.
But what constitutes the size of a house? Floor area? Number of bedrooms? Number of bathrooms? And that would mean that our pensioner who lives in a large five bedroom house still pays considerably more than the two adults and the seven kids who are crammed into a three bed semi?
Is the gubmint really that incompetent? Are they really so fucking thick that they can’t see they are making a total bollox of everything? If so, we are in really deep shit.
Or are they so far up the arses of the EU and the Troika that they honestly can’t see what an utter shambles they are making of the job? If so, then equally we are in deep shit.
This country really is fucked. I can honestly say I cannot see a future for it.
At this stage, the only thing to do is to pull up the drawbridge and prepare to repel boarders.