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Satellite road-pricing slated

TORY leader David Cameron has slammed the idea of a satellite-based road-pricing scheme.

Speaking to Fleet News, he said: ‘I’m not in favour of the ‘eye-in-the-sky’, tax-everyone-to-death road-pricing scheme. This is just more money for Gordon Brown.’

Mr Cameron said congestion in certain areas could make a case for some kind of road-pricing scheme, but said money collected must be seen to be going back into the road network.

He said a nationally-controlled scheme was not the answer, and that individual regions should be in charge of administering themselves.

‘We are in danger of going down the wrong track,’ he warned. ‘This is classic Labour – a state-controlled, big brother scheme that puts all the eggs in one national basket. We need to make it much more local.’

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