I can't help but wonder, come christmas time, if our dearly beloved government don't want us to continually remember the story of Christ's birth, for the Gospel according to St Luke doth say:
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
Just like us.
All the time.
But as the pages of the calendar flip towards the festive day itself, as we brace ourselves for The Queen talking to us about saving the polar bears and wonder how we'll pay the bills given that most of our money has been stolen by the Treasury, remember that this could be the last Christmas where Gordon Brown is our Prime Minister and we have a government intent on ruining this country.
Okay, the likely option is that the people who will take over wouldn't know a decent policy if it smacked them round the face with the Smeltings Stick and still want to be governed from Brussels. But there's a chance that they don't love tax rises as much as the current lot and possibly they do want to give us some freedoms back. But it still means that this season, as well as stuffing ourselves silly and drinking too much we can remember that next time around we would have been given the opportunity to have a say on how a tiny piece of our lives are run. And currently that does include tax policy.