Well, bless my barnacles. . .
A controversial broadband tax should be law before the next election, according to Minister for Digital Britain Stephen Timms.
Now there's a surprise. Didn't see that one coming.
The 50 pence a month tax applies to everyone with a fixed line telephone.
Speaking at a debate in London, Mr Timms said the tax will be presented to parliament as part of the Finance Bill.
So, £6 per year, doesn't sound that bad does it?
I'm betting any office will have to pay for each and every phone on their premises, even if it is on a switchboard. More cost which business won't have to bear, because it will be passed on to those who use their services or buy their products.
And what will the money be used for? Making sure everyone has broadband. The next stop will be a modem licence.
So they can get us all on to Cloud. That means that ALL your files, contacts, emails and browsing history will be centrally stored, and you'll only be able to access websites which the controllers feel is appropriate for you to access.
It's coming people, and it won't just be us, this will be global.