UK: Protests are underway in London on Tuesday as Mayor Sadiq Khan announced the expansion of a “green” zone that will tax drivers based on vehicle emissions.
The Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) charges drivers in vehicles weighing over 3.5 tons £12.50 daily for driving within the zone, which has now expanded to include all of greater London, which will bring 5 million more Londoners into the tax zone.
— Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan (@MayorofLondon) August 29, 2023
The ULEZ cameras scan your license plate then cross-check it with a database to determine if you meet emissions standards. If not, you’re fined £12.50 per day.
The dark green area represents the previous ULEZ, the bright green represents the expanded ULEZ that went into effect Tuesday.
The UK is one of the European countries that’s committed to the World Health Organization and World Economic Forum‘s goal of “Net Zero” emissions by 2050.
Protesters took to the streets in response to the announcement demanding Khan resign and the ULEZ project be dismantled.
Get Khan Out! Stop ULEZ Now! 🚨 pic.twitter.com/MCY4h1Ewbp
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) August 29, 2023
LONDON – ULEZ protests.
Rishi in hiding from the public, he knows this is government policy! He knows this is the plan for all cities & towns in the UK. As published on the governments own website.
They didn’t ask you! You don’t matter!
— Bernie's Tweets (@balancealways) August 29, 2023
“I wouldn’t vote for the Labour Party now, even if they paid me £1,000,000. In fact, I also wouldn’t vote for the Tory party”.
— Times Radio (@TimesRadio) August 29, 2023
— Attentive Media (@AttentiveCEE) August 29, 2023
Huge anti-ULEZ protest happening outside of Downing Street right now.
I’ve never seen people so angry about this new tax on working people.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) August 29, 2023
Some Londoners, dubbed “Blade Runners”, have even taken it upon themselves to dismantle the ULEZ cameras across the city in recent weeks ahead of the expansion announcement.
Khan in March labeled these critics of the ULEZ expansion as “far-right”, claiming they’re now grouped with “Covid deniers” and “vaccine deniers.”
God bless the Blade Runners!
Keep going lads.
You are heroes! pic.twitter.com/Z6dHhKhjsW
— Paul Golding (@GoldingBF) August 28, 2023
— Timothy Lassley MILLION TOWN MARCH 2024 (@TiMLassley) June 20, 2023
Activists, dubbed ‘Blade Runners’, have been caught on video sabotaging Ulez cameras in London.
The secretive group claim to have taken down hundreds of low-emission monitors across the capital. pic.twitter.com/Gbl5sZpPM9
— Fact-O-Pedia (@PediaFact) August 22, 2023
Brexit leader Nigel Farage claimed the Blade Runners successfully took down 90% of ULEZ cameras in London ahead of Khan’s announcement.
Data from the Global Carbon Project shows the UK isn’t even considered one the top 10 carbon emitters in the world. The top polluter by a long shot is China, which is receiving little political pressure from liberal Western leaders to adopt these kind of green schemes.
Notably, Mayor Khan tried to discredit and suppress scientific studies showing the ULEZ system has a negligible effect on reducing air pollution, according to private emails.
To add insult to injury, Khan’s taxpayer-funded 2020 Range Rover is EXEMPT from paying ULEZ fees!
From The Telegraph:
While drivers of older, cheaper cars will have to pay £12.50 for entering ULEZ, Mr Khan can sit back and enjoy his comfortable ride as he is ferried around the capital in his £300,000 James Bond style armoured plated vehicle, which is provided for him by the Metropolitan Police.
The ULEZ fee will apply to vehicles that do not meet minimum emissions standards but generally affects diesel cars registered before 2015 and cars registered prior to 2005.
Fortunately for Mr Khan, his lavish 2020 Range Rover, paid for by public funds, does not fall into this category, unlike the situation many hard-up motorists in and around London face, who are having to either buy new vehicles or pay the ULEZ charge.
Londoners know that ULEZ is a giant money grab scam and aren’t going to take this green tyranny lying down.
by Jamie White
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