Stu­pid­ity will leave us on scrapheap

The Sunday Post (Dundee) - - Opinion -

If Septem­ber is the UK’s barom­e­ter of health for the new car mar­ket, then I sug­gest some­one rings 999 for an am­bu­lance.

It’s in a ter­ri­ble state and badly in need of emer­gency aid – which, as things stand, will not be forth­com­ing from West­min­ster.

For the sixth month run­ning, sales have nose­dived, down 9.3% last month alone com­pared to the same pe­riod in 2016.

Who­sawtha­tone com­ing? Well, I did, and of course any­one else not stupid enough to al­low them­selves to be daz­zled by the elec­tric dreams and prom­ises of our cleanair­headed politi­cians.

I’m still stag­gered at the sheer stu­pid­ity of their sud­den rush to ban petrol and diesel cars within the next 20 years with­out first check­ing the facts and costs to the mo­torist and, of course, the econ­omy.

If that had been the case, then I would be breath­ing a bit eas­ier and charged up with ex­cite­ment for the future. But I’m not!

My bat­ter­ies are flat and I’m chok­ing with rage be­cause I’m now stuck with a car that, in years to come, no-one will want.

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