ULEZ Protest Orpington [Mar 2023]

My coverage of the protest at Orpington War Memorial (25 March 2023) including an interview with Gareth Bacon MP

Report from the Anti-ULEZ protest yesterday afternoon at the Orpington War Memorial roundabout on Saturday 25 March 2023. We speak to Gareth Bacon, Member of Parliament for Orpington and someone who has been strongly arguing against the ULEZ Expansion in Parliament. Plus I speak to members of the Orpington community directly affected and concerned by the ULEZ Expansion due at the end of August this year across the whole of Greater London. I talk to real people about real issues and real hardships – watch now!

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ULEZ Expansion to Save 4000 Lives? NOT EXACTLY 😲

Where exactly is that 4000 figure from?

As justification for the ULEZ Expansion to the whole of London, the thing you keep hearing from Mayor Sadiq Khan is that it’ll save 4000 lives. Those death are linked to respiratory, lung cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Though surely they can’t all just be directly linked to air pollution caused by cars. As tragic as it absolutely is, there is in fact only one death registered in London that’s officially listed as due to air pollution. So where is the 4000 figure from? Watch this – you’ll be shocked!

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