Boris Johnson was on holiday as his team slipped out news of bus fares doubling for London's poor, it was revealed today.
The news came out after Boris Johnson was slammed for failing to attend the City Hall organized Africa Day celebrations, in Trafalgar Square yesterday afternoon.
Founder of the African awareness pressure group Ligali, Mr. Toyin Agbetu said of the Mayor's absence:
That Boris Johnson has chosen not to attend just shows his interest in the matter. I’m glad in a way that he did not attend, hearing what his views are, because I don’t think Africans should be used as a political tool, but on another level he has a duty to show up to show the institutional support of London.
The fact that our new mayor failed to turn up to yet another event is not hugely surprising. Nor am I particularly surprised that he has taken a holiday after only three weeks in the job.
However, the fact that he should choose this particular time for the release of what is his most controversial decision yet, is a worrying sign of the sort of leadership we should expect for the next four years.