The "war on the motorist" will be ended by the coalition Government, Philip Hammond, the new Transport Secretary, has promised.
Good stuff, we all thought. But it looks like the message hasn't got through to the councils. To ensure that the council's chief executives tax payer funded Lexus is protected from the cuts, they have decided to use legislation granted to them during the previous Labour administration to impose a parking tax on people who have the cheek to actually have a job and, wait for it, drive to work!
The first council to start this madness is Nottingham, with a few others to follow suit.
I would love it if council employees were somehow exempt or, as will probably be the case, the tax payer will pay their share. It may tip a few people over the edge.
How much more will people take before the revolution starts? Why isn't there rioting on the streets of Nottingham?