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Road pricing petition given another boost by the Today programme

Peter Roberts’ petition to scrap plans to introduce road pricing got top billing on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning. The flagship 8:10am interview saw Transport Minister Douglas Alexander well and truly wriggling, follow link. I had a couple of comments on my blog today suggesting the site had been closed down at this time but I am quite prepared to believe that it has just been overwhlemed by volumes. The petition hit the million mark around 10am on Saturday and had put on another 100,000 by early this morning. During the course of the morning another 50,000 have signed up.

Peter Roberts (copied from Telegraph)Peter Roberts’ petition to scrap plans to introduce road pricing reads as follows:

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Scrap the planned vehicle tracking and road pricing policy.

Get clicking and signing if you want to avoid paying another tax and having your movements traced by the state.

2 replies on “Road pricing petition given another boost by the Today programme”

This is so depressing, because each and every one of us knows two things: 1. The government will ignore the petition, and 2. A conservative government would, in all probability, do the same…

We all need to play our parts in reducing the greenhouse effect but, if reducing car miles is to be one of our methods then do it by rationing, not by yet another tax which would have yet another unfair bias against us pensioners.

Do you remember ration books? I do!
If I knew that Prime Minister Blair, or Chancellor Brown, or any of the rest of this countries “Robber Barons” only had the same entitlement to car miles as I had, I wouldn’t be averse to it, but I should want transparent auditing.

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