MAG’s Chairman, Neil Liversidge, has spoken up in support of a major demonstration in London’s Trafalgar Square against Mayor Sadiq Khan’s attempt to force millions more Londoners to endure a crushing a tax on older vehicles, including motorcycles.
MAG’s President and co-founder, Ian Mutch, will be on stage, addressing a demonstration on Saturday, 15th April 2023, opposing the expansion of the hated Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) to vast areas of London. MAG backs the campaign because ULEZ expansion would make thousands of motorcycles effectively obsolete for no benefit to health, wealth or the world. Mayor Sadiq Khan is already in serious difficulty with a Judicial Review into his antics at City Hall over the consultation, which showed a firm majority in opposition to expanding ULEZ. The demonstration, led by Alan Miller of the Together Association, draws further attention to the Mayor’s autocratic and unscientifically illiterate policy.
Neil Liversidge, Chair of the Motorcycle Action Group, says
“Mayor Sadiq Khan has ignored the facts about emissions. He’s ignored the democratic majority of objectors. And he’s slapping thousands of bikers in the face for using cheap, clean, congestion-busting motorbikes and scooters. The Motorcycle Action Group condemns Khan’s authoritarian, anti-scientific ULEZ agenda, and we’ll campaign robustly to stop this attack on law abiding road users.”
Lembit Öpik, MAG’s Director of Communications & Public Affairs, adds:
“Sadiq Khan’s proposal would financially crush older motorcycles for no health benefit. It won’t save thousands of lives as he claims but could cost lives as people abandon house visits because they can’t afford £80+ per week to ride or drive to care for loved ones. And say bye-bye to economical bikes like, say, a 15-year-old Honda C50: who’s going to pay £12.50 a day for a commute that used to cost a quid?”
The demonstration is from noon until 15.00 on Saturday, 15th April, 2023. It is open to everyone. Ian Mutch is expected to speak at around 2pm.