By leaving polluting private cars untouched in his clean air plan, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham is effectively saying, ‘We believe car owners wouldn’t vote for me in 2020 if I include them now’- you really could not make this up

Glasgow has focused on buses with its low-emission zone, advertised on the side of a growing fleet of Euro6-engined Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMCs for First Glasgow.

What is it with politicians and cars? The transport sacred cow that is politically untouchable. Politicians have pandered to motorists for far too long. It is now so engrained in their psyche that they cannot see how this 19th century personal mobility innovation has outlived its usefulness and is now ruining our lives.

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