Yesterday, the Mayor launched a public consultation into the ULEZ which he claims will half emissions in the capital by 2020
Now watch Dave Davies from Cabbies Against Boris, interveiw on London Live
Dave Davies tells London Live about Boris's record so far:
In the six and a half years he's been in office, Boris introduced the low emission zone and the Taxi Age limit. Neither were evidence based and as a direct result of the failure of these policies, there's been no reduction in emissions. Curently in London, over 80 people die each week from pollution related illnesses.
Looking forward to the Ultra Low Emission Zone, Dave predicts it will be exactly the same unless the process, the decisions of the Mayor and TfL are evidence based. He said the only way this will happen, is if there is a public inquiry into the failure of these policies and what can be done to address this.
He went on to say there are things that could be done immediately that aren't being done. In Sweden they use a clean diesel that reduced pollution by 30% in all diesel vehicles instantly, why hasn't this been adopted here?
Boris seems to be accountable to no one and there needs to be some accountability before decisions are made.
This is a must watch interview as Dave Davies is the first person to actually speak up for the trade that makes any sense on this issue.