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Manchester Congestion Charge

Post by CrazyHorse » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:28 pm

The results have just been on the radio now - apparently it's a big fat NO!
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Post by superjohnmcginlay » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:33 pm

By how much?

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Post by perfan » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:36 pm

superjohnmcginlay wrote:By how much?
Overwhelming, apparently.
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Post by CrazyHorse » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:38 pm

superjohnmcginlay wrote:By how much?
All ten authorities with a 'no' majority, by a landslide. For example Bolton was 70/30 against.
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Post by superjohnmcginlay » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:40 pm

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superjohnmcginlay wrote:By how much?
All ten authorities with a 'no' majority, by a landslide. For example Bolton was 70/30 against.
That's a big fat get f*cked NO! then.

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Post by CrazyHorse » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:48 pm

The Beeb is saying all 12 authorities not ten but whatever.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manc ... 778110.stm
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Post by Hoboh » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:56 pm

RESULT!!!!
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Post by ratbert » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:25 pm

People moan about public transport not being good enough. Then when someone comes up with an answer it gets turned down.

Perhaps it's time to start basing the right to vote on an IQ test. Hope you enjoy the endless traffic jams!

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Post by Worthy4England » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:28 pm

Results were

Wigan 26% yes 74% no
Bolton 21% yes 79% no
Bury 21% yes 79% no
Rochdale 22% yes 78% no
Oldham 20% yes 80% no
Tameside 17% yes 83% no
Stockport 19% yes 81% no
Manchester 28% yes 72% no
Trafford 20% yes 80% no
Salford 16% yes 84% no

Not even close.

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Post by Verbal » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:29 pm

ratbert wrote:People moan about public transport not being good enough. Then when someone comes up with an answer it gets turned down.

Perhaps it's time to start basing the right to vote on an IQ test. Hope you enjoy the endless traffic jams!

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For me public transport is fine in/around manchester, I used to use it most days.

Apparently this one covered 80 square miles, whereas the london c-charge covered eight square miles. I'd imagine more people would've voted YES if it was just for the inner ring, and not all that encompassed it.
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Post by Worthy4England » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:37 pm

ratbert wrote:People moan about public transport not being good enough. Then when someone comes up with an answer it gets turned down.

Perhaps it's time to start basing the right to vote on an IQ test. Hope you enjoy the endless traffic jams!

:crazy:
Works for me - still voted no.

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Post by TANGODANCER » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:37 pm

Council Turnout Yes Votes No Votes %Yes %No

Bolton 48.8% 20,529 76,910 21.1% 78.9%
Bury 57.4% 16,563 64,001 20.6% 79.4%
Manchester 46.1% 43,593 113,064 27.8% 72.2%
Oldham 54.4% 17,571 68,884 20.3% 79.7%
Rochdale 50.8% 17,333 61,686 21.9% 78.1%
Salford 57.0% 14,603 79,326 15.5% 84.5%
Stockport 59.0% 24,090 103,706 18.9% 81.1%
Tameside 60.7% 16,323 83,105 16.4% 83.6%
Trafford 63.6% 20,445 83,568 19.7% 80.3%
Wigan 45.3% 27,810 78,565 26.1% 73.9%

53.2% 218,860 812,815 21.2% 78.8%
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Post by CrazyHorse » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:39 pm

ratbert wrote:People moan about public transport not being good enough. Then when someone comes up with an answer it gets turned down.

Perhaps it's time to start basing the right to vote on an IQ test. Hope you enjoy the endless traffic jams!

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Yeah and women, gays and gingers too. :wink:
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Post by TANGODANCER » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:43 pm

ratbert wrote:People moan about public transport not being good enough. Then when someone comes up with an answer it gets turned down.

Perhaps it's time to start basing the right to vote on an IQ test. Hope you enjoy the endless traffic jams!

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Not driving these days I have no axe to grind. I can however, see that businesses running vehicles and blokes with families might find an extra £25 per week per vehicle an item of lay-out they don't need. Just a view.
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Post by Bruce Rioja » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:44 pm

ratbert wrote:People moan about public transport not being good enough. Then when someone comes up with an answer it gets turned down.

Perhaps it's time to start basing the right to vote on an IQ test. Hope you enjoy the endless traffic jams!

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And judging by that little lot you'd just have forfeited yours, Ratty.
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Post by Worthy4England » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:45 pm

I find the Salford one interesting, given that most of the population live within the outer ring and a decent proportion within the inner ring anyhow

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Post by LeeRoyBrown » Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:12 pm

ratbert wrote:People moan about public transport not being good enough. Then when someone comes up with an answer it gets turned down.

Perhaps it's time to start basing the right to vote on an IQ test. Hope you enjoy the endless traffic jams!

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It was the wrong solution to come up with. I think thats why people said no. At a time of economic struggle and already very expensive car tax and MOTs, the congestion charge would never win.

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Post by Hoboh » Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:16 pm

Worthy4England wrote:I find the Salford one interesting, given that most of the population live within the outer ring and a decent proportion within the inner ring anyhow
Its the principle of another tax thats all, and the fiver a day was never cast in stone it soon could have become £10 or even £15

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Post by BWFC_Wyles » Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:24 pm

All for the result! Voted NO and I'm just glad the chance was given to us to vote!
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Post by superjohnmcginlay » Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:27 pm

Will they not just have another vote like the EU do when they dont get the answer they want?

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