Posted: 06/01/2018 at 19:22
SS - presumably they thought it would encourage more people to use the car park so they could earn more parking fees to to put toward the short fall in funding and pay all those managers.
Scroggin - I agree. Countries can't afford to have no deterrent and no defence. Even neutral Belgium has an army which gets experience by serving as peace keepers elsewhere. It learned its less in World War 2 when its neutral state did not deter the Germans from invading and occupying it as part of their campaign to occupy and rule all of mainland Europe and cut off the UK. Switzerland, also neutral, was only safe because the Nazis needed the private banking facilities for all their thievery.
Much better to make companies like Google and Amazon and Facebook and Starbucks pay proper taxes and also all those rich people who expatriate their money to avoid taxes. They also need t go after people like Philip Green who raid employee retirement funds. .