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Red Ken

Jonah, my day today is a little, er, congested, but I can tell you that this particular Andrew thinks that congestion charging is a terrible idea, at least in the way that it has been implemented by Red Ken, a man with (not so coincidentally) a long-standing and rather bizarre grudge against the automobile. To take just one example, one of your correspondents writes that the banker will “happily” (if so, he or she is like no banker that I know, but never mind) pay the $8, “while the homemaker will avoid peak hours, pay no fee and wait until noon to run her errands.” Well, that’s OK, I suppose, so long as she waits until Saturday. During the week the charge is in force between 6.30am and 7.30pm. Inconvenient? Of course. That’s Red Ken’s point.

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