UKIP campaign against 'highway robbery'

Wirral Globe: FLASHBACK: UKIP campaign against the tolls last March. FLASHBACK: UKIP campaign against the tolls last March.

A LARGE protest is expected to take place today as the UK Independence Party take their “Scrap the Tolls” campaign on the road at the Wallasey Tunnel.

UKIP activists and campaigners will be holding a national day of action against roll tolling across the UK today, Monday, and plan to occupy strategic locations close to road tolls.

They will be displaying “Scrap the Tolls” banners and placards to show their support the removal of tolls and their sympathy with long-suffering motorists who they believe have been treated as “cash cows” by successive governments.

Merseytravel approved a hike in the Mersey Tunnel tolls last month, with prices set to go up by 10p to £1.70 for car users from April 1.

UKIP’s campaign was launched by leader Nigel Farage MEP in 2002 and this year’s protest is expected to be largest to date, with protestors and activists staged at the Kingsway Tunnel, Dartford Crossing, Severn Crossing, Tyne Tunnel, M6 Toll Road and the London Congestion Charge Zone.

Mr Farage said:  "Our opposition to road tolling is longstanding, and our campaign gets larger every year.

“Road tolls are bad for the environment, bad for traffic congestion and bad for motorists’ wallets.

"They represent nothing more than a stealth tax on motorists who already pay road tax to use the public road network in the UK."

Local MEP Paul Nuttall, UKIP deputy leader said: "Modern day motorists are fleeced by ANPR cameras and electronic tolling systems rather than by a man wearing a mask and brandishing pistols, but we should make no mistake - it is still highway robbery.”

UKIP activists will be campaigning at Oakdale Road bridge, Wallasey, from 7.30am today, Monday March 3.

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12:53pm Mon 3 Mar 14

JohnON says...

With the local elections just around the corner, it looks like the warehouse doors have been unlocked.

??

The warehouse where all the bandwagons are stored.

Someone will be demanding their local surgery drops its premium rate phone number next..... oh, wait! http://tinyurl.com/q
3bdzc9
With the local elections just around the corner, it looks like the warehouse doors have been unlocked. ?? The warehouse where all the bandwagons are stored. Someone will be demanding their local surgery drops its premium rate phone number next..... oh, wait! http://tinyurl.com/q 3bdzc9 JohnON
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2:06pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Dantealighieri says...

Yeh! Wow! A spectacular own goal. This is a gift for the LabLibCon's. If UKIP are looking for support with this, it won't do them any good. Don't they realise that most people love the tolls, and can't wait for the next time they go up? That's why they keep voting for the same three card trick.
Yeh! Wow! A spectacular own goal. This is a gift for the LabLibCon's. If UKIP are looking for support with this, it won't do them any good. Don't they realise that most people love the tolls, and can't wait for the next time they go up? That's why they keep voting for the same three card trick. Dantealighieri
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6:53pm Thu 6 Mar 14

David Scott says...

JohnON wrote:
With the local elections just around the corner, it looks like the warehouse doors have been unlocked. ?? The warehouse where all the bandwagons are stored. Someone will be demanding their local surgery drops its premium rate phone number next..... oh, wait! http://tinyurl.com/q 3bdzc9
UKIP has been consistent on this and the harm being done to Wirral by these tolls gets more evident all the time. If we want economic renewal in Birkenhead, Wallasey and beyond it's obvious what needs to change.
[quote][p][bold]JohnON[/bold] wrote: With the local elections just around the corner, it looks like the warehouse doors have been unlocked. ?? The warehouse where all the bandwagons are stored. Someone will be demanding their local surgery drops its premium rate phone number next..... oh, wait! http://tinyurl.com/q 3bdzc9[/p][/quote]UKIP has been consistent on this and the harm being done to Wirral by these tolls gets more evident all the time. If we want economic renewal in Birkenhead, Wallasey and beyond it's obvious what needs to change. David Scott
  • Score: 2

8:49pm Thu 6 Mar 14

PaulCa says...

UKIP Euro MP = personification of a turkey voting for Christmas.

And there'll be a lot more of them soon, railing against the inequities of the EU, whilst quietly pocketing some of the er... ££fringe ££benefits.

In other words, a steady drain on public money - which is er... precisely what they were "set up to get rid of". Who would give their mandate to THAT cynical nonsense?!

And the tunnels issue is a nice little vote earner to disingenuously hang their hats onto periodically. "Look at me, fighting for you people".

The origins of the organisation tells us everything. A gang of rabid, dribbling, tongue-lolling, reactionary TORIES, who felt sidelined, disenfranchised and still think that this godforsaken coalition is not right wing enough.
UKIP Euro MP = personification of a turkey voting for Christmas. And there'll be a lot more of them soon, railing against the inequities of the EU, whilst quietly pocketing some of the er... ££fringe ££benefits. In other words, a steady drain on public money - which is er... precisely what they were "set up to get rid of". Who would give their mandate to THAT cynical nonsense?! And the tunnels issue is a nice little vote earner to disingenuously hang their hats onto periodically. "Look at me, fighting for you people". The origins of the organisation tells us everything. A gang of rabid, dribbling, tongue-lolling, reactionary TORIES, who felt sidelined, disenfranchised and still think that this godforsaken coalition is not right wing enough. PaulCa
  • Score: 3

11:37pm Thu 6 Mar 14

David Scott says...

PaulCa wrote:
UKIP Euro MP = personification of a turkey voting for Christmas. And there'll be a lot more of them soon, railing against the inequities of the EU, whilst quietly pocketing some of the er... ££fringe ££benefits. In other words, a steady drain on public money - which is er... precisely what they were "set up to get rid of". Who would give their mandate to THAT cynical nonsense?! And the tunnels issue is a nice little vote earner to disingenuously hang their hats onto periodically. "Look at me, fighting for you people". The origins of the organisation tells us everything. A gang of rabid, dribbling, tongue-lolling, reactionary TORIES, who felt sidelined, disenfranchised and still think that this godforsaken coalition is not right wing enough.
So where do you stand on EU control over this country and on Mersey tunnel tolls?
[quote][p][bold]PaulCa[/bold] wrote: UKIP Euro MP = personification of a turkey voting for Christmas. And there'll be a lot more of them soon, railing against the inequities of the EU, whilst quietly pocketing some of the er... ££fringe ££benefits. In other words, a steady drain on public money - which is er... precisely what they were "set up to get rid of". Who would give their mandate to THAT cynical nonsense?! And the tunnels issue is a nice little vote earner to disingenuously hang their hats onto periodically. "Look at me, fighting for you people". The origins of the organisation tells us everything. A gang of rabid, dribbling, tongue-lolling, reactionary TORIES, who felt sidelined, disenfranchised and still think that this godforsaken coalition is not right wing enough.[/p][/quote]So where do you stand on EU control over this country and on Mersey tunnel tolls? David Scott
  • Score: 2

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