The Forum of Private Business has an online petition against the Mayor's planned expansion of the Congestion Charge Zone.
The existing Congestion Charge Zone has resulted in a loss of individual privacy, a loss of trade and massive profits for Capita PLC. Capita have not bothered to deliver an efficient and courteous public service, since they have the Mayor over a barrel, and have extracted millions from the public purse to fix technical problems which were their responsibility.
There seem to have been some marginal effects on air pollution in the central zone, but no evidence of any resultant improvement in the health of Londoners overall, and no overall reduction in traffic congestion in the rest of London.
On top of all these failings, the Mayor is increasing the Congestion Charge by a massive ammount from £5 to £8 a day, with no justification.
To expand the Congestion Charge Zone westwards, and, even around Heathrow seems to be utter folly.
Perhaps Londoners will take heart from the people of Edinburgh who recently voted against having a Congestion Charge.
Why are Londoners not being given a referendum on the same issue ?