Some courage on display
+I can’t say I’ve ever been the biggest fan of Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London. He seemed just another loyalist with a career in mind. But perhaps I should change my opinion. His pursuit of the ULEZ extension—that is, the Ultra Low Emissions Zone to all of London—has caused a stir, not least amongst London Labour MPs who fear a backlash against this imposition of extra charges for drivers who fill the streets with their fumes. Some people believe that if you can’t see pollution it doesn’t exist, but nitrogen oxide, for example, is a killer. There’s a lot of pressure on Khan not to extend the ULEZ. I wonder if even Beloved Leader Starmer—a London MP— is adding to the pressure behind the scenes. Starmer’s radicalism doesn't extend to doing anything challenging, after all. Go for it Sadiq!
+One of my regular readers has sent me a link to a site that has published some alternative maps of the world. Interesting stuff. Reproduced below is one which shows the full scale of the democratic deficit in the World’s Greatest Democracy, where votes are definitely not equal. I must see if somewhere on the internet there’s a map which places the world’s richest 1% in a map of country-by-country wealth. On this scale, Elon Musk ($185billion) would be the world’s 71st largest country, beating Jordan by $1 billion.
Other maps available at: www.skyline725.com/maps-not-in-your-world-atlas/
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