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Monday, 19 February, 2007

  • Newsnight
  • 19 Feb 07, 06:03 PM

congestion_203.jpgIs the government effectively at war with the motorist? We begin a new series examining Blair’s legacy in Britain; and it’s make or break time for Segolene Royal.

Comment on Monday’s programme here.

Is motoring the new smoking?

  • Newsnight
  • 19 Feb 07, 01:20 PM

car_203.jpgLondon’s congestion charge zone has roughly doubled in size. This comes at a time of great debate over the issue of road pricing, prompted by the petition against such measures on Downing Street’s own website, which now has more than 1.5 million supporters.

In Monday’s programme, Newsnight will gather together the various aspects of the debate – congestion charging, speed cameras, road taxes – and ask whether the government is effectively at war with the motorist.

You can leave your own views below – perhaps in answer to the question: “is motoring the new smoking?”

Also being debated today – Blair’s Britain: click here for more.

Blair's Britain

  • Newsnight
  • 19 Feb 07, 12:29 PM

In Monday’s programme, Jeremy Paxman begins a new series for Newsnight on how Britain has changed during Tony Blair’s tenure as Prime Minister.

Comment on this subject below, and click here to read Jeremy Paxman’s article.

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