It's all very hookey, the real environmental problem is the energy consumption to make a car , the longer a car is used the less the need for a replacement , cars don't need scrapping but converting to hydrogen/electric etc , BUT so much money is tied up in manufacturing , the madness follows .
There is massive overproduction in manufacturing cars , of the back of the financial crisis , credit stopped , so to help sales some twat thought up the scrap page scheme ....... This sold cars , but it also simply brought forward sales ..... So now scrappage2 the sequel .
Fiddles everywhere : Aston Martin are moving to a new plant in South Wales , based in a hangar that cost the tax payer £50 million , now they will be subsidised by an unknown amount (no one is saying how much the deal is costing) - this is Astom Martin that is owned by private equity (Kuwait money) plus some hookey jersey based tax fiddlers , they lost 168 million last year after 6 years of loses . So our tax is subsidising super cars for the few (tax dodgers) , to provide jobs (1250 in total at Aston) , a whole 200 new jobs in s Wales -WOW
For some perspective there are half a million school teachers .
Or now GM is flogging its euro group - Vauxhall /Opel , to Peugeot , the govt will bend over and take it up the arse to keep uk plants open , PSA is owned by the French govt and Chinese among others , why not let your tax pay them too , sometimes I. Despair .....I wish I were in charge .........there would be many hanging from lampposts - lol