Thursday, August 30, 2007

Selfish Canuck makes stupid comment shock!

Werner Patels welcomes the London congestion charge. [Emphasis mine.]
When Ken Livingstone, mayor of London, introduced a congestion charge for the City of London and then, a couple of years ago, decided to increase the footprint of the city area subject to such congestion charge, I was thrilled.

Getting around London by car is still quite a hassle -- imagine how bad it would be if it weren't for the congestion charge.

Gosh, yes! Imagine how awful it would be if Werner Patels were not able to drive his car around the streets of London, eh?

One assumes that he is one of those who can afford to pay the charge rather than have to use the already crowded public transport system.

Well, lucky old Werner.

UPDATE: Werner replies.
Wrong -- I use public transit. Always have, always will.

Fair enough, my bad.


Werner Patels said...

Wrong -- I use public transit. Always have, always will.

Chuck Unsworth said...

So then the question is whether traffic levels are now at the level where they make a substantial difference to bus journeys. As to the Tube, well it's still hellish...

From what I hear traffic levels fell initially and since then have steadily crept back up. Red Ken won't be happy until there are no private vehicles in the whole of the Greater London area.

JuliaM said...

As long as there are enough taxis for his Executive, ofc....

Oh yeah? So what has happened for the last ten years, exactly?

Over at the ASI, they are posting some of the winning entries of the Young Writers on Liberty. One does not want to put such keen minds off,...