Red Ken's War on Motorists!

TfL have published their plans
to significantly change the way that the London Congestion Charge
works, by basing it on the level of pollution a vehicle causes: the
most polluting ones would be charged £25/day to drive into central
London, dropping to £8 for less polluting and there being no charge fro
the cleanest ones.

The consultation documents can be obtained here and here (both PDFs).

When I wrote about this back in February, people tried to trash the idea, and Livingston s people denied it. More lies. I said then:

In the first move
to use the IPCC report and the Stern Review to raise money on ‘green taxes’ the
London Mayor Ken Livingston under approval from the Treasury has prepared a
bill for parliament to start charging based upon exhaust emissions in London.

The scheme will
charge drivers £25 per day, will cost £600million to set up, but deliver just a
0.3% improvement on air quality, and is clearly seen as again using motorists as
a cash cow by imposing yet another stealth tax and hiding it behind a green

This is also tied in with the extension of the use of Traffic Cameras in London, which will now be placed out as far as the M25 on the major trunk routes into the capital, such as the A4/M4, A3, A2, A40, A11 and A12.

The people of London deserve better than this, as do those who visit and travel into work in the capital. How much longer are we going to let this government and the Mayor of London rob the public like the Sherrif of Nottingham.

Why do we put up with Liars, Thieves and Robbers. London deserves better.

Time to back Boris !!

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About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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