Tuesday, October 18, 2005

plasticbag.org: America vs. the Congestion Charge...

Lovely little story from Tom Coates: the American Embassy in London—an institution with which I have some familiarity—is proudly squirming out of paying congestion charges for its staff's journeys; an act which Tom believes isn’t going down well with everyday Londoners. “There's nothing the British like more than a nice bureaucratic pot-boiler combined with a bit of culture clashing and grumpiness about uncouth people not pulling their weight.” (Personally, I think they should pay, if nothing else than as compensation for blighting Grosvenor Square with their butt-ugly building and its rings of security fences and concrete barriers…)