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Mayor of London asked the U.S. to pay road tax for Barack Obama's motorcade. Why did the Pope paid

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced the U.S. president, Barack Obama, at a dinner held at Buckingham Palace, they must pay the fee to cross the entire city fleet of cars that have been used during the visit.

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced the U.S. president, Barack Obama, at a dinner held at Buckingham Palace, they must pay the fee to cross the entire city fleet of cars that have been used during the visit. The British capital levy a transit hall of the city center by car, so as to expedite traffic and increase revenue to the local budget.

Johnson justified the ad by the fact that the roads were not closed during these visits which means that the fee may be charged, including Cadillac's known as "The Beast", Daily Mail.

According to a spokesman for the mayor of London, each car in the presidential convoy will be charged $ 16 for each one made ​​by the central London road at rush hour. "Our roads were not closed during the presidential visit so they will pay for the convoy of cars. will pay the bill, I am happy to say, " said Johnson. London Mayor motivated words, exemplifying the Pope's visit to London: "The Pope did not have charged for it when we visited, all roads were closed, so was spared the popemobile. "
Boris Johnson, mayor asking Obama to pay taxes. Photo: Daily Mail.

Boris Johnson was not present with the bills directly to the U.S. president, but first tried to get an official response from the American Embassy in London. But its officials have denied any fees. U.S. embassy sources say that cars are exempt from the Presidential convoy of such charges which relate directly to the citizens of Great Britain. An embassy spokesman told AFP that "official position opposite the payment is based on Conveţia official procession in Vienna in 1960, which prohibits such fees to be imposed diplomatic missions. "

Despite this response, the mayor of London remains firmly in place and will not address claims that preferential car convoy of U.S. president. Although not yet calculated the exact amount to be charged, a spokesman for the City contends that this amount will add to existing debt of 5.3 million pounds.