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Caroline Pidgeon AM challenges London Mayor over unpaid congestion charges

Caroline PidgeonCaroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrats on the London Assembly, has challenged the London Mayor over congestion charges that have been evaded by embassies in the capital.

In answer to Caroline’s written question the Mayor admitted that embassies currently owe around £68 million. By the end of the year they will owe the equivalent to almost £10 to every Londoner.

The majority of embassies have some charges to pay. Two years ago the Liberal Democrat group studied the data gleaned through a Freedom of Information request and found that about a quarter of all embassies in London refuse to pay any charges at all. These persistent evaders include some of the richest countries in the world – US, Russia, Japan and Germany.  To date the American Embassy owes over £7 million in unpaid charges

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    (1) Didn't seem borne out by that article though (http://may2015.com/features/how-are-the-lib-dems-polling-and-will-they-survive-in-may-2015/) which says the pre 2005 (ie non-first term MPS) saw an average vote drop -...
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    According to Simon it 260,000, according to Tez, it is 150,000 - so much for facts. Also, I love how Guy Verhofstadt quotes the founder...
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    Support Nick on this one Freedom of movement should be a basic human right which the EU should be proud of and uphold. Remember its...
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