The Government has listened to the 1.8 million motorists who signed a petition against road charging, according to today’s papers.
While Peter Roberts, the campaigner who started the petition, hailed the news as, “a good day for democracy.” the Tories seized the opportunity saying: “It shows a complete lack of direction. We have been urging them [the Government] to scrap national road pricing for the last two years.”
It will now be the decision of local authorities to introduce road pricing schemes. So far only Greater Manchester has submitted a formal application, with likely candidate’s the West Midlands deciding not to go ahead.
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