Saturday, September 14, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
BULL BY BULLINGDON BOJO
In 2008, Tim Yeo was appointed chairman of Eco City Vehicles , a company selling the Mercedes Vito London Taxi.
In 2009, Tim Yeo Tory MP and Chair of the Environment Committee initiated a taxi age limit in London
In July 2011, Boris Johnson submitted a report to Tim Yeo’s committee stating that the higher Euro standards were not delivering any reduction in emissions (based on an earlier report by Kings Colege). He said
‘’A Euro 5 car, for example, emits around five times as much direct NO2 as a fifteen year old car.’’
In January 2012, Boris Johnson ignored his own evidence and implemented a 15 year taxi age limit to clean up emissions, knowing full well it would do nothing apart from sell taxis for his buddy Tim Yeo.
In April 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that the UK had unlawful levels of NO2 (in particular London)
In May 2013, Defra published a report by the Environmental Research Group at Kings College London who had tested thousands of taxis in London and confirmes that the new Euro 5 taxis that Yeo was selling as environmentally friendly were creating 5 times MORE NO2 than the 15 year old taxis that had been scrapped.
Yesterday when challenged by Jenny Jones in Mayors Questions, Bojo bragged in the London Assembly that he had cleaned up emissions and that his 15 year age limit was a success.
Another complete and utter lie by Johnson.
I think this confirms that he will never take reasonable action until the situation is properly investigated and exposed
See this clip to hear Boris Johnson lying yesterday about the taxi age limit