‘How will you enforce?’ Sadiq Khan is put on the spot over a required Tube rule.
SADIQ Khan has been chastised after announcing that masks would be necessary on London buses and trains following the so-called “freedom day.”
Even after legal limitations were abolished on July 19, the London Mayor has asked Transport for London (TfL) to make mask-wearing a “condition of carriage.” However, other Twitter users chastised Mr Khan for not enforcing the law.
“This is all well and good, but how will it be enforced?” one person asked. Even with the national rule, almost a third of the travelers I observe are not wearing a mask. I’m not sure how much of a difference this will make.”
“But will there be enough people to enforce it for individuals who are not wearing a mask for a good reason?” wrote another. When I was on the tube last week, only a few people in the crowded carriage were wearing a mask…”
“Could you kindly enforce it the same way you enforce catching fare dodgers?” a third inquired.
“Every time I’ve taken the tube in the previous six months, 95 percent of people aren’t wearing a mask anyhow, so I don’t think this will make any difference…” said another.
“It would help if this was properly policed,” a fifth remarked. It is insufficient to have signs and messaging encouraging people to wear masks. There are far too many people (especially young men between the ages of 20 and 40) who do not wear them on tubes now.”
“At least half of the passengers on any tube journey I’ve recently taken aren’t wearing masks or have pulled the mask under their chin as soon as they’ve taken a seat,” another wrote. How will it be enforced next week if it isn’t being enforced now?”
“How is this going to be enforced?” said another. “From what I witnessed last week or so, a big number of individuals were not wearing masks and were entirely unchallenged.”
Mr Khan stated that eliminating the prohibitions on face coverings after so-called “freedom day” would put tube, tram, and other public transportation users in the city “at risk.”
“The simplest and safest alternative would have been for the Government to preserve the nationwide rule for facial coverings on public transportation,” he stated.
“I will not stand by and allow Londoners and our city’s recovery to be jeopardized.
“That is why, after much thought, I.”Brinkwire Summary News.”