Who's kidding who?
SO THE Canal & River Trust want boaters themselves to decide on boat licence pricing in its latest consultation? Writes T. Lang.
I think that is the most ludicrous thing ever conjured-up by the trust—boaters themselves actually deciding on the pricing of licences.
Already been decided
We all know that the trust is going to up the licence cost of the continuous cruisers that I believe has already been decided, yet personally I don't see why, for any of us can cruise all year long if we have mind to—that's what the licence allows.
So just because the continuos cruisers decide to do just that, why should they be penalised? For you can bet they are going to be.
I just can't help but believe that this has a great deal to do with the Bargees, as they are called, whose members rather fiddle their continuous cruiser licenses by not following the rules about movement, instead of which staying around one place.
The Bargees have proved themselves something of a thorn in the side of the trust, and if after this consultation it can show that boaters believe these Bargees should pay more—mission accomplished!