It is reported that the Government proposes to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol cars from 2040.
If you have got a diesel car,
You really don’t know where you are,
One time they were so very clean,
And now they’re better off unseen.
In ten short years the view has changed,
Priorities been rearranged,
And whereas once low CO2,
Was quite the wisest thing to do,
The view that is now orthodox,
Is that it’s best to have less NOx.
So up steps the electric car,
They may not go so very far,
But they are really so discreet,
While driving down the city street.
That is because, as you well know,
There’s no emissions on the go,
But still there is some CO2 –
It’s just it’s nowhere near you.
Then in just over twenty years,
The Government says it prefers,
Electric only to be sold,
The cleaner to the air behold.
No longer will we cough and wheeze,
Risk extinction of the species,
And with such wonderful foresight,
Then everything should be all right.
But wait! Perhaps things are amiss,
The Government is behind this,
And when HMG gets involved,
It rarely is a problem solved.
So watch this column if you would,
’Twill say if things are bad or good;
We pray that all will not be lost,
But do please keep your fingers crossed!
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