Gerry Brownlee listened with some incredulity when David Cunliffe was touting his new Labour Cluster Truck Transport Policy yesterday.
Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says Ministry of Transport analysis of Labourâ€™s new policy for taxing motorhomes shows many motorhome owners would actually be charged higher Road User Charges under a Labour government than they are presently, not lower, as Labourâ€™s leader claimed this morning.
â€śThis is frankly remarkable â€“ Iâ€™m not sure if David Cunliffe is being tricky or if Labour is simply a shambles,â€ť Mr Brownlee says.
â€śThis morning David Cunliffe announced a Labour government would charge motorhome and campervan owners for the wear and tear their vehicles do to the roads based on their vehiclesâ€™ actual weights.
â€śBut analysis by the Ministry of Transport shows that based on the difference between average and maximum weights for trucks versus motorhomes, the owners of many motorhomes would end up paying more for Road User Charges than they do today.
Well, Cunliffe lost all the Truckie votes yesterday, and you can add the Gypsy demographic to that as well. Â Read more »