In a rare joint statement the car manufacturers fear for their sales as the Government close in on a benefits review for the middle class
"While we full support the removal of frivilous and inappropriate benefits such as winter payments, child benefits and the like, the government must realise that squeezing a middle class family car will be bad for the country as a whole
These cars are a right, and flagships of British status, even though they are made in Germany. Middle-class Audi and BMW customers are just about surviving and any change here will throw them under the car-poverty line. Who wants to run round in a Skoda? Look at the reaction of the tightening of parking and congestion charges in London. The Fiat 500! Its criminal
Even the rise of the souped up, penis-extension exhaust pipes of the 15 year old BMW has some kudos and we propose that the Government introduce a new scrappage scheme.
In this scheme the chav owners of these cars will be scrapped and the subsequent saving for the nation in court fees, prison stays and reduction in noise polution and greenhouse gas emission will far outweigh a squeeze on the middle-class"