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Road tax
£245. Ugh. It hurts every time.

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Painful isn't it - hikes in road tax, fuel duty and VAT... government misses the fact that in many locations car driving is not optional.

Government is always by city-dwellers, for city-dwellers. Large cities are a poor model for the country as a whole, with their high-density populations and good public transport, yet that is our political and media elites are based.

At least the coalition at Westminster and the the SNP at Holyrood have out-of-town seats; the previous Labour administrations had no connection with the countryside.

St. Andrews has good public transport; maybe not quite at city levels, but try living in the real country! Where I grew up we were lucky that there was a public bus service - it went into town full of school kids for a 9 o'clock start, and left town in the afternoon at 4 (i.e. no use for anyone with a job).

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