Sunday, June 22, 2014
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Anyone claiming to support drivers wouldn't touch anything that the IPPR has to say with a barge pole - they are a left-wing think tank set up by Labour - we know what the left (including Lib Dems) think of cars and drivers - they hate them. Those of us who genuinely support drivers have fought long and hard against expensive and intrusive 'road pricing.' Fuel tax is easy and cheap to collect - it requires no expensive infrastructure or tracking of journeys - it's the fairest 'pay as you drive system' - the more journeys you make, the less economical your car, the more miles you drive - the more you pay - simple. It is 'sustainable' as long as cars use some sort of fuel - be petrol, diesel or hydrogen. If cars use no fuel as such - then VED could be levied on such vehicles at an appropriate rate. The problem with current fuel duty is that it is too high, and VED has some very unfair, unjustified high rates. This is what needs to be addressed, so forget road pricing! Thanks to the likes of me, road pricing plans were shelved 7years ago, and I was even interviewed by two New York newspapers during the successful campaign against 'congestion pricing' in New York!