In case I have mis-understood the situation, all three major parties in Greater Manchester are backing the bid?
Surely, people in the places like Sale, Altrincham, Bramhall etc are all more likely to be paying the £5 / day since they have to pay the £2 to enter the M60, and £1 to leave, unlike those already in the zone who will not pay the charge?
Simon in Warrington - your maths is very poor. The fact you don't understand driving in and out of the city centre will cost £5 and not £8 just about sums up your understanding of the scheme.
Remember how you were claiming not long ago that you will not be able to go to the cinema at the Trafford Centre any more as it would cost you money to get there?
Do you often go to the cinema before 9:30am, or was this simply yet another scare story by the anti's?