Well just look at that! Apparently rubbish charge pilots are going ahead. Less than a week after it was reported that Gordon Brown had 'bravely' intervened to stop it happening and it's... errr... happening. I did say it was a 360 degree spin at the time mind.
Eric Pickles told the BBC that "[t]his is a policy, remember, which was on the cards last week, then stopped by the prime minister at the end of the week, now back on again." It was never off though as the Government made clear on the same day it was supposedly vetoed by Brown.