Re: re: unwarranted triumphalism
"that pays none of the mythical "road tax" "
Stop being silly. Road tax is a pretty good description of it. It isn't a car tax, as lorries and motorcycles pay it, and if you state SORN then you don't either In fact, you only pay it to drive on UK roads. Its official name was Road Fund Licence, later VED. Road Fund Licence is very similar to Road Tax. I still call the water rates even though they are a bill from a privatized utility company. People call it the dole instead of JSA.
I suppose you never referred to it as the 'bedroom tax' either, and solely as the 'under-occupancy penalty'.