Hypocrite Khan’s Airmiles


By Paul Homewood

h/t Ian Magness

Sadiq Khan, his deputies and officials have racked up more than 430,000 air miles since he was first elected London Mayor in 2016, analysis shows.

The Labour politician, who has positioned himself as a champion of environmental causes, attracted condemnation yesterday as he flew to the US for a climate summit.

He is expected to use the trip to promote his Ultra Low Emission Zone (Ulez), which he claims will reduce deaths caused by air pollution, after expanding the scheme last month.

He flew to New York with five aides to attend the UN General Assembly and take part in the Climate Ambition Summit and is also due to appear alongside Prince William at the Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit.

Mr Khan is flying despite repeatedly saying he wants to clean up the air, and analysis shows his latest trip has sent the number of air miles clocked up by him and his team to 430,000.

That is enough to fly around the world 17 times and is estimated to have pumped out 200 tons of carbon into the atmosphere.

The latest New York trip alone will account for 41,412 of the air miles total, when all six attendees and both legs of the journey are taken into account.

It comes after Mr Khan’s ‘Night Tsar’ Amy Lame – tasked with helping London’s nighttime economy thrive – jetted off to Sydney, adding a further 21,146 miles to the total. She attended the Neon international nighttime economy forum in May.

Mr Khan faced criticism for a five-day trip to the US in May last year in which he was seen schmoozing with James Corden on a rooftop terrace bar in Los Angeles after visiting a cannabis factory.


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September 19, 2023 2:22 am

Do as I say not as I do.

Of course he is just one of the many puppets of those behind the curtain.

Reply to  Robertvd
September 19, 2023 3:58 am

No, it’s fine because he is using clean and reliable hydrocarbon energy and not dirty fossil fuels.

Reply to  Robertvd
September 19, 2023 9:56 am

There is no way I’m going to treat CO2 as even a problem, unless those who are claiming that it is a crisis, start living their own lives as if they believe their own words.

Reply to  MarkW
September 20, 2023 7:06 am

Boil that down to a bumper sticker.

Climate hypocrites: Gore, Kerry, DiCaprio …

We’re watching what you do, not what you say.

Maybe a tee shirt?

Reply to  MarkW
September 20, 2023 2:33 pm

Not even then will I shift because it’s not a crisis.

September 19, 2023 2:35 am

He is expected to use the trip to promote his Ultra Low Emission Zone (Ulez), which he claims will reduce deaths caused by air pollution, after expanding the scheme last month.”

“Comrade Commissar Khan, according to your belief, how many people have died as a result of your “polluting travel”, or are you a disciple of your idol Stalin who said “One death is a tragedy, one millions deaths are a statistic? Are you going to – personally – compensate the victims of your travel”

Ahhhh so THAT is what the ULEZ charge is for….

September 19, 2023 3:24 am

The trees in London will be delighted that he has provided them with an additional 200 tons of carbon. ( I take it that the quote means carbon dioxide. )

Peta of Newark
Reply to  Oldseadog
September 19, 2023 5:01 am

No they won’t be enjoying the CO₂ – not in the least.
The trees will be saddened beyond belief that they’ve been deprived of a lot of (water soluble) Nitrogen and also Sulphur

They’ll also be missing Iron from disc brakes not least and the powdered ambrosia that is= rubber tyre dust (more Sulphur)
Then fungi break down the rubber into what is effectively= Sugar. Saves them having to make their own.
Also the smoke and soot which massively helped the soil bacteria they depend upon.
Also the ‘escaped’ and unburned fuel. (Petrol & diesel)
These being Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which work to clean the air of ground-level Ozone – which we all know (or we damn well should know) is caused by sunlight acting upon ordinary Oxygen.
The trees are thus required to make more of their own VOCs – leaving less food/energy/resource available for making ‘tree’

The ULEZ is an absolute disaster for all plant & bacterial life within the zone.

Reply to  Peta of Newark
September 19, 2023 6:51 am

I wasn’t talking about the stupid ULEZ, just the “emissions” from his flights.

Reply to  Oldseadog
September 19, 2023 9:57 am

Most of emissions are not happening anywhere near London.

September 19, 2023 3:26 am

Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit.
need my glasses. Read that as
Earthsnot Prize

Reply to  ferdberple
September 19, 2023 4:00 am


Rod Evans
September 19, 2023 3:31 am

But you must remember, he was once a bus driver working for Transport for London.
He signed the ‘hypocritic’ oath prior to entering politics and has not looked back since.
We are so blessed to have him as my ‘taqiya’ invoking friend, once said to me…..

Reply to  Rod Evans
September 19, 2023 5:10 am

No, his father was a bus driver

Khan was a lawyer.

Rod Evans
Reply to  strativarius
September 19, 2023 5:33 am

Actually, I would like to offer my deepest apology to all bus drivers. Suggesting Khan had brains and ability to drive a bus was impugning the good standard of London bus drivers. The very idea someone that can perform the miracles they do in Khans obstacle course road system of modern London, should have informed me. Khan could never be and is not that clever or capable, of doing anything as honest as bus driving..
The fact he was a lawyer explains everything.

September 19, 2023 4:05 am

A former constituent of Khan writes…

Khan – a sociopathic narcissist – loves strutting his self-righteous stuff. The man who lies*, foments religious hatred against Ahmadis** and sees structural racism in everything, is in his element.

“Labour MPs Sadiq Khan and Martin Linton have been slammed as hypocrites after they voted for the closure of post offices to go ahead – despite campaigning to keep their local branches open.”

As a government whip, Khan forced Labour MPs to vote for the closures. After the vote Khan jumped in a car to race back to Tooting to join a demonstration against… those post office closures. He came within a whisker of losing his seat. What saved him? The Sunni faithful.

An election hustings at the Tooting Islamic Centre (TIC) on April 14 turned into a dangerous farce after hardliners shut down proceedings.

After arriving at the TIC, mixed-race Tory candidate Mark Clarke had to be locked into a room for his own safety after he was mistaken for Mr Butt by fundamentalists.

Mr Clarke’s election agent, Andre Walker, said: “We had to be locked in a room for our own security. The mosque committee were embarrassed by it and it was tense for a while…it was clear Nasser’s arrival would have been dangerous and a real problem. There was anger an Ahmadi was running.”

During the incident, Mr Butt said he received a phone call from a committee member who told him it would be best if he did not come to speak as had been arranged.

Mr Khan told this paper last week he was not aware of the incident until days later and did not know about the pair being locked in a room.”

Of course he didn’t.

Yesterday morning I gave my better half a lift to the tube. The Northern (aka Misery) Line was down in part with a signal failure. Ok I said and set off for Brixton tube station which was a bit of a dog leg but better than loads of traffic. Brixton Hill – once home to film stars! – was closed. So I attempted to go around but got caught in a nightmare maze of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods. In the end I gave up. I dropped her off on Brixton Hill a good 15 minute walk away (geddit?)

How does Khan get around town?

“Sadiq Khan is driven to work in £300,000 five-litre armoured Range Rover “

I wouldn’t urinate on Khan if he was on fire.

Reply to  strativarius
September 19, 2023 4:26 am

But I would crap all over him , “adding fuel to the fire”.\

Neil Lock
Reply to  strativarius
September 19, 2023 9:24 am

I think it may be worth floating the idea that politicians should have special police protection withdrawn. After all, if they actually served the people they are supposed to serve, they wouldn’t need protection. We would be lining up to shake their hands. Wouldn’t we?

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  strativarius
September 19, 2023 9:18 pm

Tooting Islamic Centre”

Too many curries.

September 19, 2023 4:15 am

Khan – the New White Van Man!

More than 4,000 people have joined a Facebook group encouraging people to report sightings of the vans.

The vehicles are being deployed as many fixed Ulez cameras have been put out of use by opponents of the scheme, known as Blade Runners.


September 19, 2023 4:45 am

Story tip:
Labour’s elitist assault on housebuilding

Keir Starmer has sided with Brussels and the British aristocracy to block thousands of homes from being built.

September 19, 2023 6:03 am

The problem for the anointed ones soaring off up to the commanding heights is it can leave the ground to heretics and blasphemers-
Ineos Automotive Boss Says EV-Only Approach May Fail On The Long Run (msn.com)

September 19, 2023 6:18 am


Keeping up with the post quota is getting harder.:

  1. How many assistants?
  2. Did they fly in the front or back or top of the planes (upgrades don’t count)?
  3. How does this compare to his predecessors?
  4. How does this compare to mayors of other comparable cities?

BFD. As an international rotating petroleum engineer I flew more miles/year than this post averaged in the front and top of major airline aircraft, for over a decade, . Not including bumpy Otter flights into and out of postage stamp conflict area unpaved oilfield landing strips.

Reply to  bigoilbob
September 19, 2023 8:22 am

I could care a less how much people fly either, but this freak is a hypocrite so we need to pile it on as heavy as we can.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  cosmicwxdude
September 19, 2023 9:21 pm

Maybe you care, but I couldn’t care less.

Reply to  bigoilbob
September 19, 2023 9:21 am

He says the status quo is going to end civilization… status quo is bad… and to be fair, you want to compare him to the status quo.


Reply to  bigoilbob
September 19, 2023 10:09 am

Bob, you really do need to take lessons from Nick on how to distract with utter irrelvancies. Nick at least manages to make it look like he knows what he is talking about.

The fact is that they are flying at all.

The more assistants, the worse it is.
Where on the plane that they fly is utterly irrelevant.
Since his predecessors weren’t claiming that they want to save the world from CO2, whether the predecessors flew or not makes no difference in determining what Khan is a flaming hypocrite or not.
Ditto with comparing him to mayors of other cities.

As to whining, nobody takes a back seat to you.

Reply to  MarkW
September 19, 2023 10:18 am

The fact is that they are flying at all.”

Inescapable for a man in his position.

“The more assistants, the worse it is.”

Also inescapable. Even Jerry Brown, the champ of low bid travel, had at least one helper with him when he traveled as Governor.

“Where on the plane that they fly is utterly irrelevant.”

Wut? I’m sorry that you can’t discern the difference in per passenger effective carbon use between eco, eco+, biz, 1st. Bigger seats, more baggage, more food and drink, more attendants/ticket. Treat yourself before you assume room temp and you will. It was mandatory for us oilfield trashers (I don’t know why).

I noticed that you have no answers to the relevant questions I posed. Why am I not surprised….?

Reply to  bigoilbob
September 19, 2023 12:22 pm

It isn’t inescapable. Teleconferencing has been available for decades.

If he doesn’t fly, he doesn’t need to take any assistants with him.

If he doesn’t fly, it doesn’t matter where on the plane he isn’t sitting.

If he doesn’t fly, it doesn’t matter how long the flight he isn’t on is.

Since I refuted your claims, answering any parenthetical questions became unnecessary.

What I still notice is how desperate you are to excuse the bad behavior of Khan.

Everyone of your excuses is, as usual, utterly pathetic. I’d ask if you are ashamed of yourself, but I doubt that is possible.

Reply to  bigoilbob
September 19, 2023 12:48 pm

What’s the difference between a jet and a conference call? One zoooooooms with kerosene , the other without – which would you be more comfortable with as a defacto Skyscanner aficionado?

Reply to  bigoilbob
September 19, 2023 1:40 pm

Inescapable for a man in his position.”


So because he is “important”, he gets to do all the things he says other people should NOT be doing..


So you agree he is a massive hypocrite.

Well done blob !

Reply to  bigoilbob
September 19, 2023 1:37 pm

You most definitely are a whiner, and whinger, big blob !

September 19, 2023 7:28 am

Why does a city mayor have to travel so much? Shouldn’t he be minding his city?

Reply to  Tony_G
September 19, 2023 7:57 am

We’re better off without him

September 19, 2023 7:32 am

What reason does a mayor have to travel the world?

Reply to  MiltonG
September 19, 2023 7:58 am

Sociopathic narcissism

September 19, 2023 8:15 am

Matters not. He’s a LEFTIST-MARXIST. Free pass. NEXT!

Reply to  cosmicwxdude
September 19, 2023 12:23 pm

Just look at how desperately BugOilBob is to try and change the subject.

September 19, 2023 8:15 am

Tim of Blair’s Law fame- “the ongoing process by which the world’s multiple idiocies are becoming one giant, useless force.”
‘Good news’: Volkswagen electric vehicle sales are ‘heading down’ (msn.com)
In Oz we call them drongos.

John Pickens
September 19, 2023 8:33 am

Now do California State and Municipal government being the largest consumer of fossil fuels in the state.

September 19, 2023 9:52 am

Cars have not been a major source of pollution in cities for decades.

Reply to  MarkW
September 19, 2023 12:00 pm

Colorado is getting ready to save the world by banning gasoline powered tools, especially lawn mowers.

Rod Evans
Reply to  karlomonte
September 20, 2023 2:18 am

I wonder if snow blowers powered by fossil fuel will be banned?

John the Econ
September 19, 2023 10:57 am

I can’t take the “climate crisis” any more seriously than these people obviously do.

September 19, 2023 1:27 pm

Khan loves to fly. And it shows.

Izaak Walton
September 19, 2023 2:25 pm

The article is deliberately conflating two different things to try and generate controversy (but hey it is the Daily Mail and that is its job). The Ultra Low Emission Zone sets limits on the amount of NOx and CO that can be emitted by your car and does not set any limits on the amount of CO2 you produce. Furthermore given that planes spent most of their time at a considerable height most of the NOx or CO they produce will not impact the health of anyone. Sadiq Khan may be a hypocrite for complaining about CO2 emissions while racking up the air miles but that is completely different to worrying about NOx emissions which cause immediate harm to people and children living in London.

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