Today’s Telegraph reports how unpopular road pricing is. The e-petitions facility at the Number 10 website has become an increasingly popular way of expressing views. Up until recently the most popular petition was one to repeal the hunting legislation. This garnered 16,831 signatures up until when it closed on 15th November. Recently it has been totally eclipsed by Peter Roberts’ petition to scrap plans to introduce road pricing:
We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Scrap the planned vehicle tracking and road pricing policy.
When I last looked it had 72,650 signatures.
People are very wise. The London Mayor is not loudly proclaiming that by the end of the current financial year he will have taken the best part of £1 billion off Londoners for the Congestion Charge and spent pretty much all of it on costs. His net profit will be £10s of millions after four whole years of operation.
For Congestion Charge numbers follow link.