Okay its off topic. but heres the start of irish political lobbying on
> Close to 1,000 people have now signed the petition and the campaign still continues.
> Please encourage as many people as possible to sign up at the address above.
> Please forward this message to at least one person.
>> Did you know?
>> Recent AA figures show that motorists pay £10 for every £1 spent by the Government
> on roads.
>> The total annual road spend is £493m - of which half is EU money. Revenue from
> VAT, VRT, BIK and other motoring sources were £2.283 BILLION in 1998. Is this
> fair? We don't think so.
>> All of this is against a background of Ireland being described as the 21st century
> economy, the "Celtic Tiger". Yet here we are with a 19th century infrastructure
> and a disgraceful death toll on our roads.
>> It's clear Ireland needs to spend £1 billion a year for 10 years to get the roads
> and transport system to speed up. Spending nothing unless Europe pays half is
> simply not good enough any more.
>> YOUR money is not being spent where it should be. Not only is VRT against the
> spirit of European tax law harmony, but now it is clear that the extra revenue
> being received by the government doesn't pay for the infrastructure to enable
> you to drive safely on quality roads.
>> The Irish motorist deserves better than this.
>> Thanks for your support.
>>vrt at wicklow.com
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