£1.99 for a 50p coin.

Posted: May 11, 2011 in Broken Britain, Law & Disorder

IlieOne of the Weller girls saw in Londis yesterday an Olympic 50p souvenir coin presented in a manky case for £1.99.

Buying a 50p coin for £1.99 are the public really that gullible?

What about this snip from the Royal Mint all 29 of the Olympic 50p coins for £85 plus p&p what a bargain!

That’s £14.50 worth of 50p coins for £85!

So yours truly had a butchers hook (look) on the web and found that the Royal Mint are selling a £5 coin for £9.99 or what about this bargain, three Olympic Countdown £5 coins for £28.49. How did they arrive at that odd price, plus post and packing of course.

That reminds me of the old days when items sold in posh shops were priced at guineas, that’s one pound one shilling to you younger readers out there, a sneaky way to hide the real price the punter is paying.

Talking about relieving the public of their hard earned much taxed money

Police will be able to hand out even more on-the-spot fines for careless driving under a new strategy to increase revenue from motorists. Well someone’s got to pay for the missiles being lobbed into Libya.

Motorists who tailgate, undertake or cut up other drivers could be handed an immediate fine, reportedly up to £100, rather than being taken to court. Although quite how the police are going to spot these offences or stop the car to hand over a penalty fine remains to be seen. Maybe they will pull alongside at 70 mph and pass the penalty ticket through the windows.

Apparently convictions for offences related to bad driving fell from 125,000 in 1985 to 28,900 in 2006, suggesting that many cases are going unpunished, said the DfT.

Er, maybe not so many offences are being committed, my glass is half full me old china!

A DfT spokesman said: “The strategy will focus on cracking down on the really reckless drivers through more efficient enforcement. By giving the police the tools to deal with those who present the greatest danger to others we can make our roads even safer.”

Stiffer penalties for drunk and reckless drivers would be more economical and effective leaving the police to catch criminals rather than just be recorder of crimes as is the case now.

Here’s a training video of how a penalty ticket will be handed out to a reckless driver.

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