The Corner

ROAD CHARGES

Needless to say Blair’s desperate-for-cash government is looking at extending a version of London’s disastrous road charging over the whole UK. As this is a bad idea that may come over here (courtesy of the Manhattan Institute and others), this analysis by Long Rider is worth a look. He’s not entirely unsympathetic, but this gets to the nub:   “If it was cost neutral, fair and equitable, and people felt that the implementation was reasonable – i.e. the state was not spying on their every move – then the welcome might be a little less cool… However, give a control freak a fix and he will simply want more. This is just the latest fix.”   Indeed.

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For Democrats, the Party’s Over

If the Democrats are really tempted by impeachment, bring it on. Since the day after the 2016 election they have been threatening this, placing their chips on the Russian-collusion fantasy and then on the phantasmagoric charade of obstruction of justice. The attorney general accurately gave the ingredients of the ... Read More