Jackie Ashley comments:
The road-pricing revolt is not the rage of the terminally selfish. It reflects a general view that lower and middle-income people feel overtaxed and overcharged. Driving has got relatively cheaper, but the cost of living is rising again and this rebellion is a symptom of a more general irritation. It reflects other things too, including a justified suspicion of the snooper state and an equally well-founded scepticism about the government's ability to run national computer systems of any kind.