A British Army veteran has gone on a hunger strike over Sadiq Khan’s Ulez expansion.
Prabhdeep Singh, 40, will not eat and drink only water for seven days to protest the London Mayor’s £12.50-a-day air tax, which is set to be extended across the capital.
He will spend the week in a tent outside Uxbridge Tube station in north-west London – where voters rejected the plan in a by-election last month.
Mr Singh served in the Royal Army Dental Corps but now works as a driver for a private car hire company.
He said: “As we fight poverty from the cost of living crisis, there is another burden for the people named Ulez.
“It’s being forced on us, that’s why I’m here and that’s what I’m fighting for.”
“The result of the by-election here clearly showed the mayor that we don’t want that.”
Meanwhile, brassy Mayor Khan said yesterday that white van drivers should support his ulez accusation.
He said it was in the interest of traders to scrap their polluting vehicles because they were bad for their health.
He said they should “want to drive a cleaner vehicle.”