Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk Mr Cox said: “Clean Air Zones are portrayed as the panacea for our nation’s air quality standards in our cities.
“They are most certainly not; they are simply cash-grabbing anti-driver tactics implemented by clueless ill-informed politicos.
“Our City centres are already strewn with tumbleweed, with high street retail businesses and white vans being hit the hardest.
“The well-financed green agenda-driven, so-called environmentalists use emotive headlines to bully gullible local authorities and our hapless Minister of Transport to push out draconian restrictions onto the highest taxed drivers in the world, all without fair consultation.”
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