Friday, February 11, 2005

And in this corner...

Of the internet, Clifford Road in Bearwood, Birmingham, UK is the broadband internet service we've all been waiting for. It only took 1 month and 7 days to make it happen!!

Commenter O.P. asks a few interesting questions:

1. Yes, the tv license is similar to a cheap cable bill... except you have to pay it even if you have cable or satellite.

2. There is no law REQUIRING child seats in cars, though they are encouraged and everyone I've met with small kids has one. The fact that there is no law seems odd in this legislative happy place. There all about big brother in many ways, but not when it comes to child seats. Hmmmm? Our baby seat fits fine using the seatbelt. O.P.... do not forget that we drive old cars back home and don't even have latch systems in our cars there. I'd assume new cars here have the latches.

3. Tax is on income, not wealth... so, no, there is not an annual tax on one's possessions. Though there may be a land tax. The minimum income threshold for income tax is £5,000, so I won't have to worry.



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