Yes, we’re letting diesel cars choke our kids. Here’s how we got in this mess | Iain Reeve

Diesel vehicles are the new enemy, because they’re so bad for the air we breathe. But not so long ago, politicians were urging us to buy them

“You told us to buy diesels!”

These days the average diesel driver is not a happy camper. Hot on the heels of Volkswagens being fitted with a hidden cheat code, we now have the government telling us diesels are not a green choice after all. Sadiq Khan, London’s mayor, is blaming diesel cars for poor air quality in the capital and calling for the older vehicles to be scrapped.

Related: Sadiq Khan: government must pay drivers £3,500 to scrap diesel cars

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