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November 07, 2005

More Bureaucracy Please!

Wouldn’t it be appalling if there was a part of the UK that was not controlled by the Man in Whitehall? Really, I mean just think of the chaos that would ensue if  people were able to just get on with things themselves

Tougher vehicle testing could be introduced on the Isles of Scilly - where the MoT test has never applied - because so many cars are in a poor condition.

Quite, I mean what would happen if the rest of the country got wind of this? That there is a part of the Nanny State that isn’t, strictly speaking, necessary. Note that the reason given is that a lot ofthe cars are in bad shape. Not that their being in bad shape actually causes accidents or anything.

Could be that this is the reason why:

But with only nine miles of road, no traffic lights and no speed limit, many islanders believe there is no need.

No, no, of course not, we can’t ignore this at all. We must have an MoT testing station on the islands...perhaps one on each island....so that the necessity of bureaucratic interference is proven once again. Cost and benefits be damned! We’re talking about the very survival of the basic ruling ethos here, that you may only do what we allow. Muttering that it seems to work alright just as it is is beside the point.

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How about a new parliament building for the Scilly Isles?

Posted by: simonsimon | Nov 7, 2005 9:38:21 AM

Could we try and bribe them to allow us to put nuclear power stations all over their islands? after all no-one really cares about them, do they?

Posted by: angry economist | Nov 7, 2005 2:21:57 PM

There are certain Hebridean islands where the one road-legal vehicle is the only one left in sight once the police disembark from the ferry.

Of course I am not going to tell you exactly WHICH islands.

Posted by: Andrew Duffin | Nov 7, 2005 4:10:14 PM