The war of words between the Mayor of London
is heating up. Thanks to Mayor Ken Livingstone (the guy in the black Prius
), London's congestion charge will be
increased, a move that sparked the threat of a lawsuit
and even the creation of a website
by automaker Porsche. At a news conference today, Mayor Ken Livingstone said "they [Porsche] should be redoubling efforts to produce less-polluting cars" and notes that Berliners would be annoyed "if a British company tried to intervene in a mayoral election" (remember, Porsche is a German company).
Livingstone is standing for his third term May 1 and, wouldn't you know it, his two opponents don't support the fee increases. Porsche spokesman Andrew Davis says they "are not interested in the election at all -- we're not a political company. ... We are simply fighting on the issue of modifying the congestion charge." I don't know Porsche, this web page
and this one
look a little political to me.