07 August 2006
"Road tolls move closer". Where to stand on this one? Yes, I am in favour of tolling. Probably, because I am (generally speaking) in favour of the price mechanism but (because I believe freer is better) what I really want is private ownership of the road which might mean tolling but in many cases probably wouldn't. And do I want a scheme, such as this, imposed on every driver at great expense simply because the EU has a solution (Gallileo) in search of a problem and which looks awfully like a stealth tax? Probably not.