Apart from being just yet another money raising scam, as their budgets have been frozen and so they have to plug the gap by any means they can come up with, why do these people always have to penalize and indeed, discriminate the less well off in society.
Yet again (see blog, Politically correct non-discrimination, discrimination 7/4/17) the paid up members of the politically correct, 'equality' and 'diversity' brigade who all claim to be non-discriminatory, but cannot see how they themselves actually discriminate against people.
By charging anyone, let alone drivers or drivers of diesel powered cars, to enter a City centres or whatever it is, all you are doing is discriminating against the financially less well off.
It won't affect the wealthy in society, as it's peanuts to them and no matter how high the fee, they can always afford to buy their way out of legislation in any event and will simply see it as part of motoring costs.
Worst still (or better still) depending how much money you have, all that is created by having charges to drive anywhere are empty roads for the rich to drive on.
To one person £20 a day, 5 days a week could represent almost half their weekly wage; yet to another, merely a single hours' pay or even simply an expense allowance.
So if they really wanted to penalize all drivers fairly, the only way would be to charge a percentage of your daily wage.
But of course in reality, the simple answer is that if diesel cars really are that bad and if the objective truly was to reduce emissions, then why would you not just ban their use, as opposed to simply raising revenue from their use.
What exactly is that going to achieve, apart from an increase in Council revenue.
In any case, the sheer lunacy of the notion that simply charging more for certain things could prevent anything, let alone alleged impending doom and destruction of the Earth, is frankly nonsense.
But that is of course what all woolly liberals say and do.
Sad Khan is simply just another sad, liberal doppelgänger.