Claiming that the Government was conducting a 'vindictive campaign against the car', shadow Transport Minister Bernard Jenkin said a 'fair deal for the motorist' charter opposed any additional taxes on drivers. 'Under Labour, Britain is grinding to a standstill,' he said. While falling short of commenting on Government proposals for the reform of company car tax, Jenkin said: 'The treatment of the company car is a very important issue and we want the company car driver to be treated fairly.'
Claiming that the Government was making a £26 billion profit from motorists - raising £32billion but spending £6billion on roads - he said: 'Britain's roads are the arteries of our national economy. Only the Conservatives hold the core belief that the car remains a force for good. Labour is anti-car. They see motorists as nothing but a tax-raising opportunity. They are taxing ordinary people off the road, putting up business costs and destroying jobs.'