Barack Obama’s presidential motorcade has been fined for not paying the congestion charge in London.
And you can’t say that the US president was not warned.
London Mayor Boris Johnson button-holed him at a State banquet in May to raise the issue of US diplomats in London not paying the congestion-busting levy. They have run up a bill of more than £5 million since 2003.
At the time, the Mayor of London also publicly made clear that he wanted the £10 congestion charge paid for Mr Obama’s security vehicle “The Beast” and other cars in the president’s motorcade.
But the US authorities defied the request and have now been hit with a £120 fine. Read more at standard.co.uk
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