If I was in any doubt about paying the household charge, Phil Hogan's hectoring performances in the media have made up my mind for me. His old-fashioned authoritarian tone ill becomes any politician today. Deference and humility towards a much put upon populace would be more apt, and more productive. His bluster about "the law of the land" rings hollow in a land where gross white collar crime goes unpunished.
Maybe we should be grateful to him. His lack of discernment could be the catalyst for the people at last to say " thus far and no further". Viva la Revolución