Labour Party plans to hike taxes for drivers to slash number of motorists (Image: Getty)
A barrage of punitive anti-car measures planned by the Labour Party will force almost two-thirds of all car journeys off the roads, according to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. Measures being considered by Mr Corbyn’s party include fuel duty hikes, road pricing, workplace parking charges, reducing motorway speed limits and cancelling new road schemes. Just two weeks ago a Labour Party report outlined how the party will deliver net zero carbon emissions by 2030.
Backing the report, Shadow Business Secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey pledged “rapid progress” on these policies over “the next five years.”
Labour explain that even with support for more electric vehicles, an astonishing 60 per cent reduction in vehicle mileage is required, with a “large and rapid” shift away from car use thanks to their target.
By contrast, the Government’s 2050 target would allow far more time to develop the cost-effective technologies to allow every vehicle on the road to be zero-emission.
Even the Labour movement’s own leaders warn the policies would be disastrous.