Category Archives: Sadiq Khan

We’re fuming! London drivers hit out after first day of Sadiq Khan’s new £12.50 toxic air charge as the website freezes as business owners brand it ‘a stealth tax’

Drivers of most diesels and older petrol vehicles must now pay a £12.50 daily fee in central London – on top of the £11.50 congestion charge.

But the website that allows owners to check whether they need to pay to enter the Ultra Low Emissions Zone kept freezing.


Judge Rules London Uber Drivers Can Sue Mayor For Racism Over Congestion Charges

The racial dispute lies in the mayor’s decision to impose a daily $15.13 congestion charge only on Uber drivers and minicabs, and not on the city’s traditional black cabs. Uber drivers alone are set to pay the charge, which is estimated to drop their yearly salary from £29,097 to £26,337, starting April 8.

However, the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB), which represents the private drivers, say that the decision amounts to racial discrimination. In the Thursday court filings, the union said that 88% of black cab drivers are white, while 94% of those driving Uber or minicabs are from minority backgrounds.


London’s Khan Demands Gang Database Overhauled as 4 in 5 Named Are Black

Alleging potential racial discrimination, the review, published Friday, said, “We must acknowledge the possibility of conscious or unconscious bias against young black males in London – whether the term ‘gang’ is now heavily racially loaded and that this perception that a gang is often comprised of young black males, and ergo that young black males are often in a gang, either directly or unconsciously influences the enforcement focus of the police and subsequent actions of the justice service.”


Teenagers ‘Too Afraid to Go out’ in Sadiq Khan’s London as Gun, Knife Violence Soars

Soaring knife and gun violence in Sadiq Khan’s London has made many teenagers ‘too scared to leave the house’, a community meeting in Hackney has heard.

At an event on the “crisis situation” caused by violent crime in the borough, where six people have been murdered this year, community safety chief Cllr Caroline Selman said the spike in violence was making young people fearful.“One of the most heartbreaking things over the Easter holidays was how many young people were talking about how scared they were to go out,” she said, speaking at a church in Stoke Newington close to where a man was stabbed to death in January,


London mayor Sadiq Khan and Metropolitan police asked to reverse appalling escalation in crime

This is after a report by the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee showing a 44% rise in homicides from last year, 30% rise in youth homicides and 36% rise in personal robbery.

Tough to stop crime when you can’t identify the criminals for fear of being prosecuted.


‘I’ve Done Nothing Wrong’: London Mayor Khan Dismisses Crime Wave Criticism

Sadiq Khan has insisted he has “done nothing wrong” in relation to violence and knife crime Islam and the hadith as London Mayor, despite a crime wave accelerating massively under his leadership.


Britain’s Knife Control Campaign Just Got Way Funnier

Over the weekend London mayor Sadiq Khan announced a strict crackdown, banning all knife possession. Yesterday the London police bragged about confiscating tools like pliers and scissors in their knife control efforts to keep the streets safe. If you’re like me, you find this all to completely hilarious, but it’s nothing compared to what came next. A British police agency has released a series of anti-knife public service announcements that make those “this is you brain on drugs” commercials seem semi-serious.