|London, 2 Nov 2000.
For immediate release.
The ABD is not protesting at fireworks displays in general, merely the hypocrisy of an anti-car extremist causing more pollution in one night than a car will in an entire year's normal driving.
"The Transport Research Laboratory have studied options for a Low Emission Zone in London," says ABD Chairman, Brian Gregory, "and concluded that - these are their words - restrictions on cars on air quality grounds have been shown not to be warranted."
"Livingstone has adopted the emissionary position here," continues Gregory, "but it's motorists who will end up shafted. The environment will be harmed more by Red Ken in one night than by a modern, green car in one year. This situation is scandalous, and the hypocrisy beggars belief."
The ABD hopes Londoners enjoy watching the luxury of this fireworks display, a far more likely proposition than the pleasure they will derive from being taxed to the hilt for driving a car on essential journeys in the capital.