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Saturday 22nd December 2012 | 12:14
Labour press release
Commenting on reports today that motorists face new roads tolls, Labour’s Shadow Roads Minister Jim Fitzpatrick said:
“As motorists struggle to cope with the busiest travel day of the year and higher costs at the fuel pumps, it is clear the priority of this out-of-touch Government is dreaming up new ways to make them pay even more.
“Less than a year ago, David Cameron clearly ruled out tolls for existing roads. Breaking that promise let-down millions of motorists - but the government definition of what is an existing road seems to be shifting.
“Today’s revelations uncover how the government is considering bringing in privately-run toll roads by stealth.
“David Cameron must now come clean and be honest with hard-pressed motorists.”