I was reading 'LondonLite' the free evening paper, on my way home today on the bus, and discovered that the Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea has had a humdinger of a car bought for him - a Bentley - at a cost of £115k, and moreover, this is one of the most polluting cars currently on the market.
It really is very silly. I feel annoyed about it. I mean, how selfish and stupid, particularly as they are trying to encourage folk in that borough to buy more economical and ecological cars by raising the price of parking permits for the worst emission offenders. The Bentley does 10 MILES TO THE GALLON! aaaaggghhh. It also has a top speed of 195mph and the max speed you can drive anywhere in Kensington and Chelsea is 40mph. GGrrrrrr!!!! ;)
The council try to justify it by saying that they haven't bought a new car for the Mayor in 30-40 years and this car will last much longer than the likes of a more ecological car such as the Toyota Prius. Hmmmppphh...I wonder how long they really will keep it. It's all a load of baloney and smokescreens. The paper stated they could even buy something fairly classy such as a Lexus and still pay only £35k and be more environmentally sensitive.
They really should be setting an example. If everyone used that kind of justification for a new humdinger of an inefficient excuse for a car, then where would we be? I find it very hard to excuse and understand this kind of expense (the expense of taxpayers no less).
It just doesn't add up. I do declare the world has gone mad.