Keir Starmer Claims Londoners Risk LUNG CANCER Unless They Accept Khan's ULEZ Expansion
Just like it's saving the planet, more Marxism will cure you of lung cancer too.
Sir Keir Starmer has joined the fear mongering claiming that Londoners risk getting lung cancer without the expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).
The Labour leader gave his backing to London mayor Sadiq Khan's plan to hobble nine million Londoners by widening ULEZ to the whole of the capital from late August. Khan, who has also similar unsubstantiated claims, welcomed Starmers backing and is to push ahead with the expansion to all London boroughs regardless of opposition.
Starmer admitting it was 'a lot of money' for vehicle owners to pay the £12.50 a day charge, or to buy an electric vehicle, went on to suggest that politicians 'can't sit out' as people living in urban areas develop lung cancer.
His comments suggested, if he becomes PM, he would pursue even more anti-car policies. Starmer, speaking on left-wing radio station LBC, said that politicians "must be prepared to take radical action to tackle air pollution."
Starmer went on to recount an anecdote about seeing a patient with Lung Cancer and implying that it was due to London's air quality. Stating: 'They [*Francis Crick Institute] blew up for me an incredibly detailed photograph of a lung with very dark marks on it, which were all the air pollution from our roads which were causing cancer in that and many other patients,' he said. Adding "I think it's worth us all just asking ourselves, if we are not prepared to do these sort of schemes what are we going to do?"
"If increasing numbers of people, and young people as well, are getting cancer. I have to say, I took an intake of breath when I saw the photograph."
'They said there are the dark areas that are lung cancer because of it (air pollution).
'We can't just sit that out. But I'm not saying I don't understand that paying money to use your vehicle for people who are already up against it is a big ask.
'But I don't think we can sit this one out.'
However, Keir Starmer's claims are at odds with any of the facts. According to the Office For National Statistics only ONE person in TWENTY YEARS has died from air pollution, whilst London doesn't even rank in the first THREE THOUSAND cities with air pollution problems.
Keen observers have noted that this type of anecdote and exaggeration is the exact same tactic created by the 'nudge-unit' to sell us Lockdowns.
It is worth repeating that Lord Sumption noted during the Pandemic that "The real problem is that when human societies lose their freedom, it’s not usually because tyrants have taken it away. It’s usually because people willingly surrender their freedom in return for protection against some external threat. And the threat is usually a real threat, but usually exaggerated"
*The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical research centre in London, which was established in 2010 and opened in 2016. The institute is a partnership between Cancer Research UK, Imperial College London, King's College London, the Medical Research Council, University College London and the Wellcome Trust.