Conservative Diary

« It's game, set and croquet match to Eric Pickles in his clash with John Prescott | Main | David Cameron promises to double allowance for soldiers returning from Afghanistan »

Boris may have to choose between car-free London (for a few days) and a £300m EU fine

The London Evening Standard reports that Boris Johnson may have to ban cars from central London for an unspecified number of days in order to ensure Britain's capital city hits mandatory EU requirements on clean air.

If the targets are missed London could be hit by a fine of £300m - costing the average London council taxpayer £15 more for one year.

I find it hard to believe that other European cities (Athens springs to mind) are meeting clean air targets... and does Greece pay its fines to the EU?

Tim Montgomerie


You must be logged in using Intense Debate, Wordpress, Twitter or Facebook to comment.