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Readers attack 'Orwellian' nature of Government's road pricing plan

After Douglas Alexander reaffirmed that the Government is committed to the introduction of nationwide road pricing (LTT 18 May), the media debate about the merits (or otherwise) of road user charging rumbled on throughout May, largely in the form of reader letters and pieces from non-motoring columnists.

On 12 May, for example, The Daily Express ran two readers' letters on the subject. Under the heading "Have ministers declared war on the motorist?" one Express reader said, "We...

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