The Debate Begins on David Cameron's Plan to Privatise Roads
|BBC News - 19 March 2012||
In a report titled 'Roads Plc? Why privatisation might look tempting', BBC political editor, Nick Robinson, writes what amounts to a ten-step endorsement of privatisation.
He notes only two 'cons' in his analysis, among them that the public don't like to see privatised that which they 'think' they own.
Robinson concludes his report linking to two reports 'which examine the options'. Both reports advocate charges for road use.
...and two big reasons why it might not1. The public hate the idea of road tolls. Labour's examination of road tolls produced an e-petition of 1.7 million names which is why David Cameron is now saying that he won't allow tolls on existing roads. Since then the cost of motoring has gone up2. The public don't much like anything that smacks of privatising that which they already think they own (although water shows that once it's happened people shrug their shoulders and get on with their lives)
BBC News - 19 March 2012
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