Backburnerisation of Tony's Policys
Labour to scrap national road pricing plans - Telegraph
The sudden reversal on road pricing is the latest in a series of flagship policies advocated by Tony Blair to have been scrapped by Gordon Brown.
It follows the decision to abandon plans for a "super casino" and to review the current laws on cannabis and all-day drinking.
One senior Government source said national road pricing had fallen down the list of priorities – "it has been back burnered."
Tony who? as they are saying in corridors of power. But isn't this road pricing scheme all about supporting the EU Galileo project, the vanity system of satellites we are paying for? "The EU commission is determined that any European system should be based exclusively on Galileo for which use it will be charging national operators. Therein lies the prospect of a lucrative "Euro-tax", with motorists contributing to the EU coffers every time they take to the roads." I'm sure Eureferendum will be along with more on this Eu-turn.