May I quote you, on 5 May 1999 in the House of Commons you said: `I was initially sceptical about the congestion tax, according to my broader version of it it is a flat rate tax like the poll tax. It would not be my first choice to fund transport. The tax could be introduced in a divisive and counter-productive way. It could be a massive levy dumped on Londoners without first seeing improvements in the quality of public transport." Why have you changed your view about this punitive tax?