The Toryban plays Happy Families
Shoppers using out-of-town supermarkets would be forced to pay car parking charges under new Conservative proposals to defend the traditional British high street....
The 800-page report tries to deflect the inevitable criticism by stressing that the parking charges would be no greater than the amount people would pay in the nearest town centre.
The policy review group, which was co-chaired by Zac Goldsmith, the millionaire environmental campaigner, and John Gummer, the former Tory environment secretary, added that the money raised by the new charges would be used by the local authority to fund improved public transport....party would impose new "green taxes" in an attempt to encourage people to cut the amount of carbon they produced...best way to deliver the green growth that must be our aim..."the poorest in our society have got poorer "
...local communities should be given more powers to resist plans for big superstores in order to defend local shops. It will say that there should be "guidance on issues such as the floor space -allocated to superstore development, including an upper limit cap if desirable."....tougher checks on the "wider sustainability" of plans for new out-of-town stores.
So Mr Bun the Baker and Mr Green the Grocer who are locals through and through and have been on the council man and boy will be able to tell Tesco how much cheap fresh food they can sell. As they look over their counters at the stale old rolls and wilting cabbage I suppose they may be happy to support the Tory Greenmail attempt, but consumers???