Isn't this a classic cast of hitting those who didn't vote for you hardest while supporting those who did? The Tories upsetting the industrial north in the 1980s didn't lose them any votes as they didn't have many there anyway. Johnson is following much the same path.I do recall Johnson saying he wanted to give Londoners more bang for their buck. This doesn't really stand up does it? Higher fares and fewer services is a bad deal. Couple this with wasting money getting rid of bendy buses and denying himself crucial revenue from the Western Extension of the Congestion Charge and this all looks rather poorly thought out.
More importantly, he's supporting those people who backed him financially during the election. There are a lot more bus users than there are bankers in the capital, but the bankers need a return on their investment. Boris is giving it to them.
Don't forget Boris flew out at taxpayers expense to Brussels to stick up for them, but he says nothing on the day he hikes the fares for the rest of us. So much for being the mayor for all Londoners!!!
Hey, at least we can use Oyster on the railways now...
I was so eager to get rid of Ken I forgot that you have to live with the result of a protest vote. Despite being a life long Tory I really wish I voted for Paddick now.
Vote for Paddick? He ran a right-wing campaign, hence the poor response from his potential electorate. Livingstone can be relied upon to invest properly in the infrastructure and has said he will reduce fares again if he is re-elected next time. Good for him.- Mellie
Standing up for an important part of the economy, whatever next for a mayor of London!
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