Blair e-mails road charging petitioners
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
In the e-mail Blair explains that some way of improving traffic flow in mainland UK is essential, because if left unchecked the cost to the country of congestion would be £22bn by 2025, of which £10-12bn would be the direct cost to business.
Prime Minister Tony Blair has written an e-mail to the 1.8 million people who signed the online petition opposing road charging.
Blair also explains that just building more roads would be too costly and also only act as a short-term fix.
The e-mail purports that as yet no decision has been made and reassures petitioners that it is not the Government's intention for a charging scheme to act as a 'Big Brother' or as a stealth tax.
Click here for the full e-mail.