London's truly out of control
Seriously - the UK has got policies on pollution, Co2 emissions, etc, etc... Imposed by the central government.
But now the left wing Nazi in charge of London has decided that's not enough! Nope, he has to, as he's always done over the years, pursue his own self-serving totalitarian agenda. WHAT a surprise.
Of course, this will merely increase the damage done by his original stroke of genius (the congestion charge), while generating a feel good factor among the tree-hugger voters sector.
'Damage'? Well, yes. Since the original congestion charge area was put in place I haven't entered it. From visiting London for trivial purposes about twice a month, injecting maybe £7k a year into the local central London economy, to staying away. Oh yes, he's prevented me bringing my car into London... and my money.
This is the sort of consequence of his 'policies' that he, and his admirers, ignore. And, as has been pointed out elsewhere, there will be adverse consequences to his latest stroke of genius that will be highly counter-productive, but, who cares?
Just so long as the attendant publicity obscures the fact that public transport in London (and in the bulk of the UK) DOESN'T WORK.
Provide me with public transport that's cheap, comfortable, fast, reliable, safe AND available when and where I want it and I'll give up my car - but given the current state of public transport generally, never mind in London, NO CHANCE.
Global warming a problem?
Air pollution choking you?
Rising water levels worry you?
Well here's a novel idea. How about INVESTING the tax-payer's money in a decent workable usable public transport system?
Instead of regulating and restricting London (and the rest of the country) into economic stagnation?
Put it another way - STOP half-baked attempts at treating the symptoms. Start curing the problem!