Monday, 2 November 2009
Went to the dentist last week and submitted myself to the tender ministrations of the hygienist. (I think they train them in Guantanamo).
Having been out of the country for long periods, I've ended up as a private patient. The cost though is taking the Michael. £125 for an hour's worth of torture is surely not right. Even taking in overheads of say £25 per hour for anaesthetics, rent, rates, etc, how can they justify their charges?
For an average day that would work out at £800 per day, £4000 per week, £192,000 per year.
Does anyone know how to enroll in this well paid torture profession?
guess what? I've got the High Priest, His Holiness the Dentist, tommorow.
Wish me luck. If I do not return here then ....................................
Drivers acquitted of motoring charges will pay costs under new government scheme
They're really out to screw us any way they can.
The government-inspired change to the current set-up - where drivers get costs refunded if they're innocent - is being implemented to save cash, in spite of fierce opposition from legal and motoring groups who were nominally 'consulted' before the new policy was drawn up.
According to the Ministry of Justice, the age old principle of 'the loser pays' has been costing the government too much money. As a result the new rules make it clear that in future drivers will have to foot the bill for clearing their name. According to The Taxpayers Alliance, that equates to 400,000 people, or one in four of those who challenge a ticket.
Now the Conservative party has joined the last ditch effort to derail the changes, and campaigners are looking for more signatories to a petition on the Number 10 website. We're off to go and sign the petition ourselves, and you can find out more by reading the press release below, that was issued by the Association of Motor Offence Lawyers today.
H/T to Pistonheads