The Telegraph's Tony Blair and Ken Livingstone blogger has taken one of his occasional looks at modern London politics.
And what do you know? Everything is rosy, fares are going down, and saying otherwise is stupid and "all lies."
It's all a bit sad really, because buried amongst the spin is an acknowledgement of exactly what I was arguing at the New Statesman over Christmas:
Andrew Gilligan at the Telegraph: "The real foolishness of all this is that there’s actually an excellent, and true, case to be made against today’s fare changes. With their single fare rising by 20 per cent, there’s no question that bus travellers are being hammered, even though they are the group least able to pay. Bus passengers tend to be poorer, more inner-city and more Labour-voting while more prosperous, more suburban, more Tory-voting rail users are protected."
Of course most readers will have ceremonially garrotted themselves before reaching that bit, but at least he includes it.
It's just a shame that when Ken put up bus fares to £1 (and then later reduced them to 90p) Gilligan described the rises as "monstrous" and "extortionate."
But when Boris raises them to £1.20 in the middle of a recession, Andrew has a slightly different spin on things:
"SO there I was, all set to write an angry piece about Boris Johnson’s “massive fare rises.” (The fare changes happen tomorrow, by the way). But then I thought: you know, I’d better check the new fares, hadn’t I?"
So he checks the new National Rail fares instead (which Boris doesn't control) and what do you know, he gets the figures he wants.