Say hello to a second British toll bridge, drivers!
While the coalition government dismantle the NHS, charge people for having extra rooms and do nothing to sort out Britain's tax problems, at least they're fixing all that ails us by making it really expensive to drive, so we can't make a bid for freedom by driving into the sea to escape this hideousness.
With fuel becoming increasingly more expensive and insurance companies whacking your premiums up, you will soon have a new tolled motorway to deal with as well.
George Osborne is ready to announce a new tolled 14-mile stretch along the M4 near Newport in South Wales, in addition to the one on the M6 near Birmingham. If you drive for a living, the message seems to be 'tough'.
AA president Edmund King isn't happy, saying: "We have seen with the M6 Toll that drivers can be turned off by the imposition of charges. There is already a toll to get into Wales on the Severn Crossing but no toll to get out. There is no doubt that the M4 around Newport needs improving. At the moment if there is a bad accident and the road is closed there is no real alternative for drivers."
"If the road is tolled it reduced its economic effectiveness as a lot of people will be put off using it and will simply avoid it."
This toll money is to generate cash to pay for the improvements made on the M4, but let us remember that the M6 Toll hasn't ever made any money.