The British government is rising the Council Tax for some localities.
People who live in areas with good schools, clean streets and low crime rates face huge increases in their council tax bills.
Home owners and tenants will be charged hundreds, and possibly thousands, of pounds extra if they live in a “locality” deemed by ministers and officials to be more desirable than others. The rises could be as great as four times, sending some bills spiralling from £1,000 to £4,000.
In other words, if your kid does well in school, if you or your neighbors don’t throw garbage (or urinate, defecate or puke) in the streets, and if you don’t commit crimes nor does any of your neighbors, you pay more taxes.
Conversely, street-litterers, parents whose kids don’t get good grades, and criminals essentially get a tax cut.
Leaving aside the pure lunacy of that, what is really interesting about this:
For the first time, data provided by the national census, school exam results and crime statistics will be fed into the calculations. Householder income, cohabitation and, in what many MPs will regard as a highly contentious move, ethnicity will be taken into account. The information being used by the Government distinguishes between “farming communities”, for example, and “multi-ethnic, crowded flats”.
Notice what they are trying to do here (in vain): conflating “crowded flats” with multi-ethnic vs. euphemistically named “farming communities” (=non-urban houses inhabited with whites). Now, obviously anyone would live in a nice house vs. a crowded flat, but why must ethnicity still be taken into account separately?
Could it be that the leftist government of Britain is slipping from it’s typical Political Correctness and is forgetting to pretend that multiculturalism is good, immigrants are “an asset” (even, or especially, uneducated third-worlders), and multiethnicity “enriches” the society, and instead admitting something that I could have told them straight up: That multiculturalism/diversity destroys trust and further, that multiethnicity is socioeconomical pain in the ass that makes a neighborhood less desirable (let’s not forget: This is what the law says.)
Now, this isn’t bad in itself (truth is always good, because presumably it allows us to analyze problems and find solutions to correct them), but what is bad (and sadly, entirely predictable) is the solution: Because non-white neighborhoods are admitted to be worse places to live, white neighborhoods must pay more taxes. In other words, because non-whites are a problem, whites must pay.
The system of valuation is called “intelligent proximity analysis”, it is currently being tested in Northern Ireland, with householders saying that they are feeling “increasingly bewildered and angry”
H/T Jussi Halla-aho