Sadiq Khan appears to be blindly ignoring the facts put in front of him by his own researchers at TfL.
Under assessment by his own people, the Mayor’s flagship air pollution policy is predicted to have only a ‘negligible’ impact on air quality, reducing poisonous NOx gasses by just 1-3%.
Unfortunately for Londoners, rather than attempt to address any of the points I have raised, the Mayor has simply resorted to mud-slinging.
Londoners will no doubt be disappointed to see the Mayor fail to defend a policy that will cost 9,000 drivers a combined £23million a year. What we need, instead of politicising the environment, is a sensible policy that actually tackles air pollution.
–Shaun Bailey, Londonwide Assembly Member