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A modest proposal

I am not hugely impressed by the car scrappage scheme, noting that none of the ten highest sellers are built in these parts, and thus most of the bounty will end up in Wolfsburg, Saarlouis, Zaragoza etc. And I do not have a car. Presumably Ford and Vauxhall build the odd component in these parts, but even so.

Anyway, some weeks back, a commentator in Der Spiegel suggested that for all the good it would do, there might as well by an amnesty for coffee machines. Now I have Bialetti moka pot, which is in solid working order, quick and produces as decent a cup as one can hope for without spending silly money, so I am not trading that in.

So, your suggestions, serious or deeply flippant, for product amnesties which would either rev up the economy (lack of free lunch notwithstanding) or add to the gaiety of the nation, please.

Copies of Labour Party manifestoes? Copies of 'Things can only get better'? The Dome?

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Anonymous formertory said... 8:11 am

With an eye to the gaeity of the nation, the [ahem] economic benefit of huge Government bungs to largely unuseable and unsaleable technologies, and also (of course) the extraordinary environmental benefits which will accrue (pause for hollow laughter), I urge you, ladies and gentlemen, to redeem:

The Sinclair C5How every New Labour it is.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:15 am

Way back lost in the mists of time - late 80s or early 90s, I forget which, I was at Silverstone for the Grand Prix weekend, and Lotus had decked out two C5s in team colours. During a lull in the proceedings, two mechanics raced them, to much amusement.  



Blogger Blue Eyes said... 8:16 am

Free broadband for grannies!

A box of Typhoo for every household!

St George's Day bank holiday!

I could go on...  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:28 am

Or the untouched bottle of dessert wine everyone has hidden away somewhere.  



Blogger The Daily Pundit said... 10:54 am

Headphones. Disposable lighters. Digital radios. Printers.  



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