Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Dismally Way Out of Touch

The man who recommended a third runway at Heathrow says charging people who drive to the airport £15 or more would be a “popular” move.   Sir Howard Davies, whose Airport Commission urged expansion at Britain’s busiest airport said:

“When we looked at this, congestion charging to the airport was something that people regarded as pretty extreme. But I think now the congestion charge is hardly controversial in London any more.  The idea that you should have to pay £10 or £15 if you really want to drive to the airport and maybe you pay more if you are in a diesel car — I think that is a perfectly politically acceptable thing. Indeed I think it would be popular.”

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Yet back in the real world the shit hit the fan...

Twitter poll conducted over the weekend roundly rejected the idea by almost eight to one.  Of those who expressed a preference, 88% disagreed with the proposal, with only 12% in favour.  The option “don’t know/care” was chosen by 22%.

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