torsdag 21 februari 2008

How silly is this? #2

The government has come up with proposals to make immigrants pay for British citizenship. This, it is said, will raise tens of millions of pounds. "which will pay for the public services they use".

Leaving aside the rights and wrongs of the proposals, this amount is so trivial as to hardly be worth the trouble of collecting, and it makes one question the numerical literacy of politicians.

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