UK MOT test bribes.

Is it illegal to bribe an MOT inspector into inspecting the car?

I'm pretty sure my car is safe and will pass all the safety and emission tests but it has a bag of horseshit in the boot and an overflowing ashtray full of smelly fag butts in the front. Is it illegal to offer an extra reward to the mechanic who braves the smell and tests it to make sure it is roadworthy?

I do not intend to bribe him into passing it as safe if it is unsafe but I do intend to bribe him into applying the standard tests rather than refusing to look at it due to the pong.
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PerarduaadastraCommented:
Why not just remove the offending items from the car, rather than risk the intention behind the offer of the inducement being misunderstood? You could find yourself in far more poo than that which is already in the car, were such a misunderstanding to occur...
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