Well, the people of Edinburgh have spoken and have overwhelmingly said NO to a congestion charge; 74% of those who voted in Monday’s referendum said that they didn’t endorse the council’s plans to introduce a £2 congestion charge.
But who needs a congestion charge to reduce the amount of traffic in town when you have nature’s solution: snow! I drove to Murrayfield to preside at the 11am eucharist, and then drove into Marchmont to visit someone. There was so little traffic, it was wonderful. All the council has to do now is install some kind of elaborate snow-making machinery in the centre of Edinburgh and they’ll be sorted! Instantly: fewer cars in town. Job’s a good ‘un! What other problems can I solve for the council while I’m on a roll?