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Lying 101

28 February 2014, 11:44

There has been much talk of a university to train members of various political parties. With regard to e-tolls, and just how it works (or doesn’t … which is what most people seem to be wishing for), the interview which Nazir Alli granted to John Robbie this morning made me wonder just what courses would be offered.

First and foremost would be ‘Lying 101’. This would include the subjects ‘How to lie so that you convince yourself’, and naturally a sub-course entitled  ‘How to spin anything’.

The few facts which emerged during the interview (which should rather be called ‘explain and intimidate’) do more to put the blame on the consumer for not registering than to acknowledge that maybe, just maybe, all is not well in the kingdom of greed and stealing, previously known as our beloved South Africa.

The veiled threat implied by Mr. Alli stating that failure to comply with the payment of congestion tax in London the UK results in an immediate visit from the police, who knock on your door to ‘remind’ you, was the only light relief provided. Just picture that scenario actually taking place here …. The only good cops are already hugely overburdened trying to do the work of those who don’t give a diddly, and the rest …. Well, there you go, a laugh for Friday.

All the food prices have gone up largely due to the costs of using the roads, now the fuel price is going up again, but still – do the right thing. Really? In whose Utopia and just who will benefit – again, and yes the answer to that question is simple – not Joe Soap!    

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