LETTERS From Phil Cave, Carisbrooke:
YOUR report about Wightlink fares brings to light the holidaymaker’s claim she is being priced out of coming to the Island.
This hits the right note with me and I suspect not only holiday makers but Islanders as well.
Upping the price of a car ferry fare when demand is at the greatest is outright profiting in the worst sense.
Why is it possible for the two ferry firms to make us pay more? Surely when a ferry is being booked the fare should not change if there is one place left or if there are 100 places to fill.
When I travel through the Blackwall Toll tunnel or go over the toll bridge across the Thames or any other toll road I don’t have to pay more at busy times, so why is The Solent different?
It is about time that the ferry fares should be, in one way or another, subsidised by central government.
We Island taxpayers pay taxes the same as all other residents of the UK.
I expect some people would say if you don’t like paying the high fares move off the Island. That is easier said then done as this is our home and many of us have family and friends who live on the mainland.
I think the ferry companies are holding all Island residents to ransom.
• Another letter on this topic in the Friday, August 3, County Press.