Posted by Richard Willett - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 2 November 2023

Sadiq Khan will be burned in effigy on bonfire night in Kent town furious over his Ulez expansion scheme as London mayor becomes latest celeb to be torched after Harvey Weinstein, Russell Brand and Saddam Hussein

London mayor Sadiq Khan has been unveiled as the effigy for a Kent town’s bonfire night because of his ‘unpopular decision’ to extend the capital’s Ulez scheme.

Edenbridge chose Mr Khan as the 36ft guy as London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone (Ulez) has hit its residents and businesses and offers ‘no support’ for them.

The zone, which operates within the M25 across all London boroughs, is about nine miles from the town.

The effigy shows Mr Khan holding a Ulez sign and £15 tickets for London New Year’s Eve fireworks event, with various traffic signs on his clothing.

Edenbridge Bonfire Society, which has organised celebrity effigies for 25 years, aims to bring a ‘light-hearted twist’ to their annual bonfire celebrations, which raise thousands of pounds for local charities and community groups.

The Edenbridge guy has become a highlight of the bonfire season with previous public figures chosen for ridicule including Liz Truss, Boris Johnson, Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump, Katie Hopkins, Russell Brand, Jonathan Ross, Katie Price, Lance Armstrong, Anne Robinson and Saddam Hussein.

Mr Khan was chosen by popular demand over other 2023 contenders such as Suella Braverman, Russell Brand, Phillip Schofield and Harry and Meghan.

The Ulez scheme launched in 2019 to help clean up London‘s air, and it discourages drivers from using the most polluting vehicles by charging them a daily fee to enter the zone.

Bill Cummings, chairman of Edenbridge Bonfire Society, said: ‘This year we have chosen Sadiq Khan, whose decision to extend the Ultra Low Emission Zone has affected many people living and working in our town.

‘Unlike those living inside the new extended zone, there is no support for people who live outside it but whose livelihoods and commitments have been greatly affected by this decision.’

On November 4, nearly 10,000 people are expected to travel from London, Surrey, Kent and Sussex to attend the biggest event in the Edenbridge calendar.

Mr Khan’s effigy will be paraded through Edenbridge High Street in a torch-lit carnival procession involving 550 people.

Edenbridge Bonfire Society has been celebrating bonfire night for 95 years and even featured on Pathe News clips dating back to the 1950s.

Winston Churchill is one of several famous figures to have opened the Kent town’s bonfire night celebrations.

MailOnline has contacted the Mayor of London’s office for comment.

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