Road Pricing scrapped?

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

According to the Daily Telegraph, the British government is abandoning its plans to introduce a national road pricing scheme.

Peter Roberts – anti-road pricing campaigner and prospective UKIP MP – started a petition on the 10 Downing Street website which went on to attract over 1.8m signatures.  Initiailly, Traitor Bliar dismissed the petition out of hand saying that we, the uneducated masses, just don’t know what we’re talking about and that the British government knows what’s best for us.

The current Road Pricing plan was the brainchild of Alistair Darling, MP for Edinburgh South West, when he was Secretary of State for Transport.  The Road Pricing legislation will only apply in England because transport is devolved.

It appears that road pricing will now take a local form – like the Congestion Charge in London – rather than being done on a national basis.

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