Sadiq Khan slammed by Daubney for not using public transport
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The Tory plan to phase out car ownership continues to provoke anger in motorists across the UK who believe the idea is a step toward removing democracy altogether. And once again Express readers have been venting their ire at Members of Parliament.
Express.co.uk reported earlier this week on Government Transport Minister Trudy Harrison and her comments on future transport to a mobility conference.
In it she described owning a car as outdated, despite 80 percent of UK households owning at least one vehicle.
Ms Harrison told the conference that a move was needed away from “20th-century thinking centred around private vehicle ownership and towards greater flexibility, with personal choice and low carbon shared transport”.
But many Express commenters believe the junior transport minister is an example of Westminster MPs becoming increasingly out of touch with reality.
And that the Tory party is attempting to put measures in place that would be more in keeping with a dictatorship.
“How have the British people allowed ourselves to be Governed by this bunch of MORONS,” wrote EUCOVID19.
“It’s time we all woke up.”
Suade commented: “Dictatorship by stealth, that’s what seems to be happening.”
“Vote for parties that do actively oppose this.”
And SamMarieHowie added: “Who do that lot in the Westminster bubble think they are?
“We live in a Democratic society not a Dictatorship. The Tories are digging a hole for themselves that they’ll never climb out of.”
There was continued anger at a perceived bias toward London too, with existing transport infrastructure not in place to do away with cars outside of metropolitan areas.
“Let’s lead by example – all MPs to give up their cars (personal, family and household cars) for six months starting right now and taking only public transport everywhere,” commented GoodSense.
“No cheating with Ubers or friends picking you up.
“If they can all do it for six months without complaining then maybe the public might consider it. Somehow I don’t think they’ll do it because ‘they are too important’.”
The Government also aims to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2030 and Ms Harrison feels that the public just need to adapt to the schemes.
“Changing the way people consider car ownership and dependency will take time,” Ms Harrison said.
But many commenters couldn’t contain their suspicions.
Wideawakegirl wrote: “First its cars next it will be houses. I’ve heard rumours that they are planning that from 2025 you won’t be allowed to buy or sell property. If you own a house you won’t be able to sell it or rent it. You’ll only be able to pass it on when you die.
“Welcome to 2030 you will own nothing and be sooooo [sic] happy.”
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