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'Treating his EU friends like cash cows!' Sadiq Khan slammed after 320,000 Ulez fines 'wrongly sent to EU citizens'



Sadiq Khan has been accused of treating EU drivers "like cash cows", after European governments accused Transport for London (TfL) of wrongly sending out hundreds of thousands of Ulez fines.

Five EU nations have accused Transport for London (TfL) of illegally obtaining the names and addresses of their citizens visiting the British capital to issue more than 320,000 penalties.



SCROLL DOWN FOR JOHN BELLAMY'S COMMENTS ON THIS - Where he shares just how corrupt - how thieving and what lying bastards run Transport for London.


The penalty notices first started being sent out in 2021, when Sadiq Khan’s Clear Air scheme was first launched, and some total as high as thousands of euros.


Conservative Mayoral candidate for London Susan Hall demanded an urgent investigation, adding that it is "telling that even Sadiq Khan's friends in the EU are saying he can't treat drivers like cash cows."


She told GB News: "These are incredibly serious allegations that must be investigated urgently. There can be absolutely no justification for illegally obtaining people's private information to enforce Sadiq Khan's unfair ULEZ expansion

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"It is telling that even Sadiq Khan's friends in the EU are saying he can't treat drivers like cash cows.


"As Mayor, I will scrap his Ulez expansion on day one and ensure these allegations are looked into." This came after Belgian MP Michael Freilich accused TfL of using European drivers as a “cash cow”.


He added: “This is possibly one of the largest privacy and data breaches in EU history, but so far no concrete action has been taken while responsibilities are being shunted on to drivers."


Since Brexit, the UK cannot automatically access the personal information of EU residents, and five European countries have accused TfL of illegally obtaining the information.

France, Germany, Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands have claimed that the details of the drivers were acquired by Euro Parking Collection, the contractor who enforces Ulez overseas.

Over 100 French drivers are suing TfL due to the alleged fraudulent means used to acquire their personal information, whilst truck drivers from the Netherlands and challenging over £6.5milliion worth of fines.


Some of the vehicles fined have been misclassed as heavy goods diesel vehicles, which can incur penalties of up to £2,000 a day.


Many of the drivers who were given fines were not aware that they had to register their vehicles prior to coming to London. Therefore, those who planned a spontaneous trip to the capital were essentially guaranteed a fine.


Freilich said: “This is possibly one of the largest privacy and data breaches in EU history, but so far no concrete action has been taken while responsibilities are being shunted on to drivers.”

He has asked ministers to raise the issue during the current Belgian presidency of the Council of the EU.

TfL has justified the penalty notices as it was unable to determine whether the vehicles were compliant or not as they were not registered.


A TfL spokesperson said: “Any company working on our behalf is contractually required to ensure that data is processed in line with the relevant data protection legislation.


"We work closely with European Parking Collection (EPC) to ensure all elements of the contract are being adhered to and have mechanisms in place should they not be fulfilled.


"EPC make it clear when they submit requests for keeper data in EU countries that they are acting on behalf of TfL, for enforcement of road user charging in London, even when they route those requests through a third party.


"EPC has not been prevented from accessing keeper data for drivers in EU countries. Despite an absence of country-to-country data sharing agreements, we understand that under local laws, some vehicle licensing authorities are obliged to share vehicle owner information with authorities outside of their country to assist with the enforcement of traffic regulations."


John Bellamy Comments:


ILLEGAL ACTIONS OF THE TfL -


I was fined some years ago £180 for parking in Earls Court in a ' LOADING BAY - 30 MINUTES' and I refused to pay it as I was - as the sign says - LOADING - and the claim back from TfL was that - on camera - I was spotted and I was not loading.



I asked for a copy of the video tape, which was sent.

You saw me drive up and park - I then open the various back doors etc. TO MY VAN - and after pushing boxes in the van to one side, I am seen standing there waiting - and after a whole 3 minutes total, the camera moves off and you see me no more.


TfL claim I have to be SEEN loading within the FIRST 3 MINUTES - even though the sign said 30 MINUTES.


I refused POINT BLANK to pay the fine and received at least 6 reminders over the next 6 months that the £180 will be reduced to £90 if I pay straight away - and this was now going on for many months and I kept refusing to pay and repeatedly pointed out that they were trying to break the law as the sign DOES NOT STIPULATE 3 MINUTES AT ALL - and that if they showed me the rules, the law - that they obviously have in some TfL Bible somewhere, I would pay it willingly but as it stands - the sign on the lamppost said 30 minutes so they can take me to court and I will defend myself.


They argued and threatened and I was sent 3 - yes THREE - court summonses and each time after I phoned they cancelled the court summons to re investigate - but just sent another court summons, and we went round in circles like this for the next 8 months.


Eventually it went to arbitration AND GUESS WHAT - I WON - AS TfL WERE BREAKING THE LAW - MAKING IT UP JUST TO FRIGHTEN ME INTO PAYING AND THE WHOLE SCENARIO WAS BULLSHIT. ABSOLUTE BULLSHIT.


I PHONED TO COMPLAIN AND GOT THIS OBNOXIOUS - CONDESCENDING CUNT of a women who actually told me '

'Oh don't expect compensation and certainly don't expect an apology.'


AND SHE WAS SO CONDESCENDING - SO OBNOXIOUS - I REALLY WANTED TO SLAP THE FACE OF THE BITCH.


That - my friends - is Transport for London and when you read the above editorial of how they ARE STILL breaking the law - one wonders ... How many millions have they stolen in illegal fines from innocent drivers they have willingly - illegally and uncaringly - STOLEN FROM - AND THIS IS A GOVERNMENT AGENCY STEALING AND LYING TO AND FROM THE PUBLIC .


IT REEKS OF CORRUPTION sadly, just like so many other government agencies. Lying. Cheating, Abusing.


So there you have it - TfL are just thieving bastards who will go to any length to break the law to make money and bonuses.


TfL IS CORRUPT THROUGH AND THROUGH





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