First the story.
The communities secretary, Eric Pickles, has announced that any local authority planning to increase council tax by 3.5% or more will be required to hold a referendum asking local people to endorse the move.
Pickles described the move as a radical extension of direct democracy, but it is also likely to deter many councils from risking the judgment of their council-tax-payers.
Now will this also be applied for other taxes such as income, petrol, VAT etc. etc. ? no? i didn't think so, you hypocritical morons, stop spending my money!