Congratulations, You're Buying A Porsche!

Well, actually, it's not for you. And you're helping buy six.

Oh, and did I mention you're also paying for 16 Jags, 144 Mercedes and 273 BMWs?

Don't worry, our Labour government just KNEW you'd want to contribute; so they've already docked your pay (through PAYE) to help impoverished Porsche owners.

And to think that people say our beloved leader, Gordon Brown, is out of touch!

The Car Scrappage scheme is a success! And I for one intend to congratulate our office cleaner on her selfless decision to help downtrodden Porsche buyers.

Table: Total vehicle registrations by brand through the scrappage incentive scheme.


Marque Year-to-date             
ABARTH 12
ALFA ROMEO 155
AUDI 31
BMW 273
CHEVROLET 3
CITRO√čN 834
DAIHATSU 134
FIAT 2,194
FORD 4,299
HONDA 1,342
HYUNDAI 4,664
ISUZU 12
JAGUAR 16
KIA 2,789
LAND ROVER 50
LEXUS 13
MAZDA 639
MERCEDES 144
MG 2
MINI 382
MITSUBISHI 420
NISSAN 2,036
PERODUA 22
PEUGEOT 1,963
PORSCHE 6
PROTON 27
RENAULT 275
SEAT 83
SKODA 122
SMART 92
SUBARU 30
SUZUKI 1,066

TOYOTA

4,468
VAUXHALL 842
VOLKSWAGEN 356
Total 29,796


Source: the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, July 6th 2009 press release (MS Word format)

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