London is the most overflown city in Europe and is already the largest noise polluter on the continent. What is needed certainly isn’t more noise and more pollution.
The government’s decision means more people will be exposed to disruptive noise and air pollution. The cost of worsened quality of life, disturbed school lessons and increased respiratory illness will be felt by communities in Newham and other nearby London boroughs.
Politics is about possibility. It’s about making things happen. If we decide we want London to be the greenest and the greatest city in the world, we can make it so. That’s why I’m putting myself forward to become the Green Party’s Mayoral candidate for 2016 and no 1 on the list for the London Assembly.