#1
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/mar/19/david-cameron-sell-off-roads

-_-' well this sounds grand. I can't see how this will be enforced very easily at all though

There will be no tolls on the existing road network. But if the road companies create new capacity – by adding lanes to existing roads or building new roads altogether – then they would be entitled to charge for their use.

The prime minister will say: "We need to look at innovative approaches to the funding of our national roads – to increase investment to reduce congestion. Road tolling is one option, but we are only considering this for new, not existing, capacity. For example, we're looking at how improvements to the A14 could be part-funded through tolling.

"But we now need to be more ambitious. Why is it that other infrastructure – for example water – is funded by private-sector capital through privately owned, independently regulated utilities, but roads in Britain call on the public finances for funding?
important bit ^
#2
Well, the roads surely can't get that much worse...
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#3
Only in Ame... Britain. I don't see how long term welfare will be optimised with this plan. This probably is only beneficial for lessening the debt/deficit.
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#6
Well, tbh, your roads are already worthless as it is

I don't know how Italy does it, but they got the best road of any country I've been in by far
That's only counting quality, not the planning bit
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#7
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Well, tbh, your roads are already worthless as it is

I don't know how Italy does it, but they got the best road of any country I've been in by far
That's only counting quality, not the planning bit


You have obviously never been to the southern regions of Italy.

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#8
this is gonna be like "the fast lane" in Doctor Who,
ya'know, the episode with the talking cats.
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#9
This smacks of Margret Thatcher.

She allowed the privatisation of the utilities in the 80's and the railways as well. No low prices, no efficient service, nothing. Its just another money making scheme for the rich guys in power and fuck the rest of us.

I dont pay road tax for nothing. Surely the road tax is to fund you know... The use of the road with a car, and from this money, the roads are funded...? Or am I completely wrong.

Also, doesnt the council tax I pay go someway towards roads as well?

How about this: Privatise everything. Its a good idea. No one will be able to afford to use anything. Cant afford healthcare? Tough you die?

You cant afford to pay the toll to get to hospital to treat the cancer in your brain? Tough you die.

Cant afford to drive your kids to the school 10 miles away because the local school is a pile of crap? Tough make em walk, its character building, and anyway, its not like they'll need the education, univeristy is now too much of a risk. The lifetime of debt just isnt worth it.

The sooner this conservative government is out the better, even though Labour and lib dem are no better. All a bunch of whores sucking the dick of the corporate machine that really runs this country..
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#11
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You have obviously never been to the southern regions of Italy.

No, I have not

But you can't help being amazed when you enter Italy from Austria, the roads are sooo much better.
#14
Britain is going to end up like America... everything privatised, nothing works...


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This smacks of Margret Thatcher.

She allowed the privatisation of the utilities in the 80's and the railways as well. No low prices, no efficient service, nothing. Its just another money making scheme for the rich guys in power and fuck the rest of us.

I dont pay road tax for nothing. Surely the road tax is to fund you know... The use of the road with a car, and from this money, the roads are funded...? Or am I completely wrong.

Also, doesnt the council tax I pay go someway towards roads as well?

How about this: Privatise everything. Its a good idea. No one will be able to afford to use anything. Cant afford healthcare? Tough you die?

You cant afford to pay the toll to get to hospital to treat the cancer in your brain? Tough you die.

Cant afford to drive your kids to the school 10 miles away because the local school is a pile of crap? Tough make em walk, its character building, and anyway, its not like they'll need the education, univeristy is now too much of a risk. The lifetime of debt just isnt worth it.

The sooner this conservative government is out the better, even though Labour and lib dem are no better. All a bunch of whores sucking the dick of the corporate machine that really runs this country..




On topic, at least if things get really bad then we might have a revolt.
#18
I wanna buy a road.

Hmmmm.
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#19
But I like our roads how they are
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#20
Where we're going, we don't need roads.
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#21
If trains were nationalised and subsidised this might be an idea, but they're not; so shit be cray.
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#23
If trains were nationalised and subsidised this might be an idea, but they're not; so shit be cray.
Well, they are still subsidised.
But also shit.
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