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Windows 7: Britain and US fall out over LOndon's "Congestion Charge"

27 May 2011   #1
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 
Britain and US fall out over LOndon's "Congestion Charge"

Hi all
I rather like this

The "Cheeky" looking Mayor of London - Boris Johnson -- the guy with the blond "Mop hair" has sent a Bill to President Obama for the London Congestion charge for his convoy including "The Beast" for driving in Central London.

I wonder if Obama doesn't pay -- will he be served with a "County Court Judgement" and have a "default" on his Credit file registered plus a Bailiff's visit !!!!


Actually I find the idea of a congestion charge in large cities a good idea -- Paris for example is just DREADFUL at rush hour time in the central area.



Anyway enjoy.

BBC News - Barack Obama's 'The Beast' incurs £10 London C-charge

Cheers
jimbo
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27 May 2011   #2
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

That Is asinine.
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27 May 2011   #3
burtie

Vista/Windows 7
 
 

I am sure the UK government will do nothing to recover the money yet they will happily chase me for £10 and threaten me with everything they got!
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27 May 2011   #4
iRHardcore

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 

I don't see why everyone else should get charged yet he shouldn't. I'm very happy he's being charged.
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27 May 2011   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

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27 May 2011   #6
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

There is a long standing dispute between the Greater London Council (GLC) and the US embassy over congestion and parking charges. I think the US says it is a tax from which they are exempt whereas the GLC says no it's not it is a charge on road users. Ho hum!
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27 May 2011   #7
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

All of the public roads in the world are paid for by the taxpayers. Since these roads are owned by the taxpayers, no taxpayer should ever be charged for using them. The name given to this "tax" is a congestion fee, but whether this tax is paid or not, it wouldn't have any effect on the amount of traffic using the roads, thus the only thing that it would accomplish is to fill the government's coffers for other purposes. It was not clear to in in that article, whether all UK drivers are charged this fee or not, but if it is, this size of fee would be exorbitant and repressive, thus unjust. If only levied on the wealthy, it is still unjust.

Oklahoma has a number of toll roads, which I rarely use, because originally the tolls were only intended to be a means of financing their construction and was supposed to have been dropped after that was paid, but that has never happened, and it is now obvious that it never will. They are merely a means for the government do dig into everyone's pockets a little deeper.

To attempt to charge this kind of fee on diplomats of foreign nations, is the ultimate in governmental greed. I would never approve of these fees being paid.
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27 May 2011   #8
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes. There is a list of countries whose Embassy staff refuse to pay the charge. They say it is a tax, from which they are exempt, London says it is a charge for services.
It amounts to millions owed but America is not alone in refusing to pay.
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27 May 2011   #9
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

The congestion charge applies to anyone who enters designated areas of London in a Vehicle to which the charge applies.
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27 May 2011   #10
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
The congestion charge applies to anyone who enters designated areas of London in a Vehicle to which the charge applies.
And what kind of vehicles does it not apply to?
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