Consequences…

London’s emergency services are struggling to meet a new crackdown on emissions from Sadiq Khan, it can be revealed.

There are more than 800 police, fire and ambulance vehicles that will breach the ultra low emission zone rules if the Mayor presses ahead with plans to introduce it by 2019.

This is forcing already cash-strapped emergency services to consider replacing their vehicles earlier than planned or be hit with massive daily charges.

Christ, it’s not rocket science! If the Tube can be exempted from disability access laws due to cost, then surely the emergency services can be treated similarly?

Tory London Assembly member Shaun Bailey, who uncovered the figures, today called on Mr Khan to exempt the emergency services or give them longer to comply.

He said: “It seems unbelievable that our emergency services are not exempt from this pollution tax given their whole reason for driving in London is to save lives.”

Well, quite!

A spokesman for the Mayor added: “Once again, the Tories are opposing plans, supported by environment and medical experts, business and Londoners to clean up the city’s filthy air and save lives.

Is the ‘spokesman for the Mayor’ 5 years old? He sounds it.

“They should throw their weight behind tackling the city’s dangerous air pollution.

“The Mayor is pleased that the emergency services are showing leadership in cleaning up their fleets and taking bold steps towards becoming cleaner and greener, rather than asking for exemptions.”

They shouldn’t NEED to ask, you cretin! Anyone with an ounce of common sense would have granted it!

11 comments for “Consequences…

  1. Michael B
    March 28, 2017 at 10:31 am

    We must stop Mr Khan from making those emissions! Perhaps a cork might help….

    • Ted Treen
      March 29, 2017 at 4:11 pm

      Inserted into which orifice?

      • April 5, 2017 at 8:14 am

        SNORK!

  2. March 28, 2017 at 11:28 am

    It can then be extended to any vehicles within the central area.

  3. John in cheshire
    March 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    How did Margaret counter Mr Livingstone and his communists in the 80s? It seems it’s once again needed to purge London’s lefties from power.

    • April 5, 2017 at 8:15 am

      May is a very poor copy, I fear…

  4. Hereward Unbowed.
    March 29, 2017 at 6:45 am

    Lord in his heaven! the more that I think about it, the more that I am struck that in order to somehow appease the lav horde, the CONs allowed Khan a free run at the London mayoralty.
    dave offered it [London] as some sop to the other cheek of the establishment arse.

    On a piddlin’ 20% of the vote, Khan was duly elected, unt ad no chance and the CONs never really backed him – why was that?

    Or was there some other minority bloc who had to be placated?

    Who knows what goes on behind the scenes in Britain today, they might even think of a sacrificial lamb or two, an MP even if the cause is being lost…………….and why no bankers locked up – or CEO’s for that matter, why are the ‘special ones’ so ‘bullet proof’?

    strange days, even eldritcher weirdy juxtapositioning of; power seekers, shakers and manipulators and one law for them, another for the ‘little people’, still at least they relented with Sgt. Blackman.

    • April 5, 2017 at 8:15 am

      That’s the modern ‘Tory’ party for you. Zac had little chance of appealing to a wide enough percentage of voters.

  5. Bemused
    March 29, 2017 at 8:24 am

    From a practicable stance a full exemption is not needed, just a grandfather clause that allows the emergency services to retain their replacement vehicle schedule but ensure the new specifications match the requirements.

    Now what about the commuters, the taxis, the buses, the trains, the goods vehicles needed daily to keep Central London functioning?

    Khan is a virtue signalling empty vessel.

    • April 5, 2017 at 8:16 am

      Well, if blunders like this hasten his departure, it’ll be good in the end.

  6. Stonyground
    March 29, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Let’s just sit back and watch all the unintended consequences roll out. Consequences that no one could possibly have foreseen obviously.

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