IT’S ONLY YOUR MONEY …
On 20 May 2022, the London Mayor announced a consultation:
● The set of documents are long and rather biased. Beneath the hype, the punchline is that he wants to tax us for driving virtually anywhere in Greater London to make money for his pet projects.
● You have to dig deep in a technical document to find the assumption that he will be charging us for this within a few years. Don’t let him take us for granted and slip his plans through on the quiet.
● The proposals are bad news for.
Car owners and renters, car club users and motorcyclists
Mobile businesses and professional drivers
Members of the public who hire a cab or enjoy a lift
Members of the public who have goods delivered
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● In the shorter term, he wants to install thousands of cameras across London to bring in more taxes and fines on drivers. There are issues for population surveillance.
ADDING INSULT TO INJURY … KHAN’S HYPOCRISY
Khan is a hypocrite - in his 2021 Manifesto (p33), he crowed:
“The Tories tried to force an extension to the Congestion Charge to the North and South Circulars….But I stood firm and stopped [it] from happening.”
He has also – repeatedly - let off lavish fireworks displays when it suited him:
● Is it ‘London’s toxic air’ or ‘London’s toxic Mayor’, please, Mr Khan? In the shorter term, he wants to justify increased taxes on poorer drivers on ‘air quality’ grounds. It’s funny that if Greater London’s air is so filthy (as he claims), why is he always urging people to walk and cycle in it?
● The Mayor’s consultation proposals don’t feature a proper cost-revenue analysis, which is a major omission. Surely Londoners have the right to know how much it will all cost (taxpayers’ money one way or another)? Also to know how much the Mayor will be making out of us (revenue)? Does he expect us to just rubber-stamp his hyped proposals?
● Mayor Khan has previously eyed the £500m of car tax (VED) Londoners pay to the Government every year, “If the Government refuses, I will ask TfL to consider other ways of raising income”. He has recently levied a charge of £20 on council tax bills for Transport for London, who are pushing for unpopular schemes like LTNs (Low Traffic Neighbourhoods) that force traffic onto main roads. They make drivers travel further, burning more fuel and increasing emissions.
SORRY, MR MAYOR …. It’s a case of KHAN’T PAY, WON’T PAY
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backlash against the Mayor’s money-raking proposals.
Please help spread the word and - better still - actively support us in calling
for a fairer deal for drivers who already pay billions a year in taxes.
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