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.”
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!