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Why do toxic black cabs get special treatment?

09 August, 2019

• PERHAPS the Camden Council environmental squad, who haven’t issued a single ticket for idling vehicles poisoning our streets, must have been overcome by the fumes.

On Monday at 11.15am I counted 25 black cabs idling outside the council’s HQ facing the side of St Pancras International. Not a single diesel cab driver had bothered to turn the engine off.

The only non-polluters were two electric cabs. There are even longer queues of toxic taxis, engines on all the time, at Euston and Marylebone station in Westminster.

Why do Camden Council and Sadiq Khan grant these black cabs special treatment? Have our councillors’ brains have been addled by the continuous toxic fumes wafting into their council chamber.

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