In 2008 I shall mostly be looking forward to our Government suddenly realising that all this climate change nonsense has been a terrible mistake. Consequently the words carbon and footprint will never again appear in the same sentence and C02 related road fund licensing will become a thing of the past.

I’d like to think that it has everything to do with the time that cabinet members spend on forums to find out what real motorists think. I understand that Alistair Darling logs onto the forum as confused_badger_@_11, Gordon is sinister_back_seat_driver, whilst Ruth Kelly has lost her password, although it did turn up on a disc the other day in my bin.

I understand they have finally got the message that we are all mightily fed up with all that unnecessary tax we are paying based on a questionable scientific theory. So the Government will now accept that they can’t actually change the weather by squeezing more money out of the motorist.