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Wednesday, 15 October 2008

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A new Government tax-i

In a statement issued earlier today, the Secretary of State for Education, Ed T'es Tecles has actually admitted why the SATS tests for 14-year old schoolchildren have been abandoned.

The Minister had to admit that they weren't abandoned because every other country in the UK had already abandoned them, and neither were they abandoned for being seen as a positive step for the Government leading up to the impending election.

They have been abandoned because the Government doesn't make any money out of them.

He explained that when people take driving tests, or the Health and Safety Executive do safety tests, or the Food Standards Agency undertake food tests, they are able to charge users a stealth tax.

However, even the Labour Government wouldn't dream of charging 14-year olds to take a test, although he did admit it could be a good idea, seeing as they have nearly run out of things to tax.

So his thinking is, 'why make kids take a test that the Government makes no money from?'

He said that the Government now has two major priorities. The first is to get reelected next year. And the second, is to dream up more stealth taxes.

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