Posted by Richard Willett - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 19 March 2024

What’s coming Britain – Starmer praises Khan’s hated ULEZ expansion as London Mayor goads critics that the ‘sky didn’t fall’ in at re-election campaign launch. It didn’t for you, mate, but it has for all those whose lives you have ruined and livelihoods you have destroyed. Not that you give a damn

Keir Starmer has praised Sadiq Khan‘s ULEZ expansion saying he did not want his children to ‘breathe dirty air’.

The Labour leader offered backing to the controversial policy at the official launch for the London Mayor’s reelection campaign.

Sir Keir previously sat on the fence after the spread of the £12.50-a-day charging zone was blamed for his party losing the Uxbridge & South Ruislip by-election in July.

But at the joint event this morning, he insisted he supports ‘everything Sadiq is doing’ on clean air.

‘I say to people who challenge me on clean air. I say I’ve got two kids. They’re 15 they’re 13 and I don’t give them dirty water to drink and I wouldn’t want them to breathe in dirty air,’ Sir Keir said.

Mr Khan, who is hot favourite to beat Tory Susan Hall and secure a third term in City Hall, also took a swipe at critics.

Speaking to reporters, the London mayor said of the scheme: ‘When we first planned to bring it in in central London, there were people who were hostile and anti. It came in and the sky didn’t collapse.

‘We then expanded it to inner London, lots of complaints and concerns and by the way the Tories have been consistent in opposing it at all levels, the sky didn’t fall in.

 ‘We then expanded it to outer London and here’s the great news – 19 out of 20 cars seen travelling on an average day are compliant… they don’t pay a penny more.’

Mr Khan said he would have gone ‘further and faster’ if he was not being ‘held back’ by a Tory government.

Despite polls indicating he is on track for a big win on May 2, Mr Khan said the contest would be a ‘two-horse’ race and the ‘closest’ ever between himself and Ms Hall.

He said: ‘It’s a choice that will determine if London’s brightest days are ahead of us or behind us, and if the next generation of young Londoners will be better off than the last.

‘So please don’t leave it to chance. Vote for the future you want for our amazing city on May 2.’

Mr Khan also fended off criticism of his performance on crime, saying London was on a par with ‘any global city’.

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