Transport Minister & wing mirrors

Does the Transport Secretary know how Britain’s roads are funded?

Does the Transport Secretary know how Britain’s roads are funded?

You and I know roads are not funded by motorists but by all tax-payers. This basic fact seems to elude Philip Hammond yet he’s the UK Transport Secretary. I have it on very good authority that a senior civil servant in the Department of Transport patiently explained the intricacies of roads funding to Mr Hammond […]


Does new Transport Minister know who pays for roads?

Does new Transport Minister know who pays for roads?

In an interview in tonight’s London Evening Standard, Phillip Hammond, the new Transport Secretary, said: ‚ÄúPeople feel, rightly, that our present roads are something they have already paid for with their taxes.” This was to poo-poo the idea of road charging and, technically, is dead right. The mistake would be if the Minister had said […]