Nanny is forever labouring away looking for ways to increase her tax take, necessary to fun her ever burgeoning bureaucracy that she uses to dictate to and bully us how we should live our lives.
Recently she came up with a real corker, using her old favourite, parking charges.
Owners of many ordinary cars (including the Ford Focus, Renault Scenic and Vauxhall Vectra) will face an increase in the price of their annual parking permits, almost double in fact.
Simple, Nanny will be taxing people on the length of their conveyance.
Yes folks, size really does matter!
The fact that Nanny taxes motorists already via; petrol, congestion charges and road duties is neither here nor there.
Nanny's chums in Labour controlled Norwich Council will be the first authority to bring in the new "length tax", which will fill their coffers with millions more readies.
The Local Government Association said many other town halls were watching the experiment "with great interest".
I bet they are!
The Norwich scheme charges according to the car's dimensions, with vehicles divided into three bands.
Any car longer than 14ft 7in will be in the highest category, with the cost of an annual on-street parking permit rising from the current flat-fee of £16 to £30 (an inflation busting 90% rise).
The middle band of cars over 12ft 10in, fees will rise to £22; while all smaller cars will enjoy a price freeze.
The trouble is "large" cars are not always "gas guzzlers", many ordinary family cars will be placed in the same bracket as Nanny's hated 4x4.
Labour councillor Brian Morrey admitted that the move would lead to a rise in revenue...no kidding?
He then went on to insist that raising revenue was "not the point" of the plan, and the money would be ring-fenced for transport improvements.
That is utter bollocks!
The same lying shit has been used by government over the years re car tax and national insurance.
Nanny puts all the money she collects into a large pot, then divis it up between her acolytes.
It's a simple as that.
Coming soon, the sex tax!