Wednesday, 7 November 2007
Transport for London has admitted the truth: traffic is slower now than before Livingstone's congestion charge was introduced, going from an average speed of 9.9mph to today's 9.3mph. What a surprise! Bad news for Livingstone with regard to his on-going dispute with various embassies who have refused to pay it. They said it was a tax, and were exempt. He said it was a service charge, the service being freely-flowing traffic. Bad news, also, for the suffering public, being forced to pay burdensome taxes, with nothing in return.