Starmer reveals anti-car agenda.
A policy document drafted by Sir Keir Starmer’s party seen by the mail online reveals the plan for ULEZ ‘clean air zones’ in all major urban areas.
The plan stems from a C40 city agenda which lists one of its core targets as the abolition of all private vehicles by 2030. London mayor Sadiq Khan, who is currently the chairman of the C40 group, is implementing a series of anti-car initiatives including ULEZ, ZEZ, speed reductions, LTNs and Smart cameras, every one of them specifically targeted at the private motorist.
We revealed the C40 City plan on Friday, a document that includes abolition of private car ownership; food rationing; clothes rationing; and 1 holiday every three years. This, the website claims, is to save the planet from a 1.5 Degree increase in global temperatures.
Greg Hands, the Conservative Party chairman and MP for Chelsea and Fulham, attempted to deflect the Conservative's involvement in any of the anti-car agenda. However, it was a 2020 document by Boris Johnson's administration that instructed councils to implement such schemes, a fact that Tory MP Greg Hands conveniently 'forgot' about. Speaking to the Telegraph Hands claimed “Khan’s cash-grab Ulez expansion is hugely unpopular here in London. Labour need to rule out these unpopular moves on hard-working residents of our great cities.”
The 'Starmer' document, first reported by the Labour List website, recommends Labour “support the principle of Clean Air Zones”, but adds that they must be “phased in carefully… and should be accompanied with a just transition plan”.
ULEZ; LTNs; Cycleways; ZEZ; and other anti-car schemes are already in place in Oxford; Bath; Birmingham; Bradford; Bristol; Greater Manchester; Portsmouth; Sheffield and Tyneside. The schemes have all been brought in almost identical ways; using false data, fixed consultations and against overwhelming opposition from residents.