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Cameron: Tories will consider new road tolls

David Cameron yesterday said that motorists could be subjected to charges for using the UK’s roads in an effort to control public spending if a Conservative government came to power.

Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show he said the party would be “happy to look at road tolls” as a way to claw back funds, while adding that he would not want to see the NHS subject to further charging.

“I don’t think that the eye in the sky big government scheme they were planning was going to work, but separate road tolls…,” said Cameron.

To support his case he referred to the success of the M6 Toll. “You know if you look at the one road toll that has been built - the Birmingham Relief Road - great success, [it was] a Conservative idea,” he said

Readers' comments (2)

  • If Mr Cameron consider new roads tolls he must abolish road tax and all highways will be as United States Tolls Charged, but not tax it twice.

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  • That is crazy!. We already pay high taxes and now one more, that is ridiculous!

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