What do folk think of the new "car scrappage scheme"? I think that this thinly disguised "environmental measure" is actually an attempt to give the ailing car industry a boost. If it's an environmental measure, presumably the extra new cars demanded by the public will need to be made in a super-green way. Likewise, the scrap metal will have to be composted for the sake of protecting the planet. Hang on, metal isn't bio-degradable!
So what do we think? I saw about 50 cars on the way home tonight that would be crushed under the new scheme, and they were perfectly good and not outrageously polluting. Indeed, they didn't even appear that old! Surely scrapping them and replacing them is not good for the environment? And similarly, I hope they don't start destroying classic / future classic cars! If I can't have a Citroen 2CV when I'm older because they've all been scrapped, I'll be cross!!
Please understand, I care deeply about the environment, but I don't think they've thought this one through...
*The 2CV thing is serious. I've always wanted one.