Here's the election leaflet Boris Johnson handed out to Londoners two and a half long years ago. Let's have a read shall we:
Let's break that down:
"There have been 16 tube strikes since Ken Livingstone became Mayor. Two for every year"
Two for every year! Can you imagine such a thing?
"Boris Johnson has a plan to deal once and for all with the unions?" (2008)
Oh really? So what is it?
"He will be proactive and negotiate a no-strike deal with the unions" (2008)
Right, so how many times have you proactively met with the unions since you were elected Boris?
"I have not spoken directly with union leaders but with plenty of people in Government" (2010)
Hmm. So that's no times. What about the rest ?
"At £4 London's single cash fare is three times the price of the European average"
My my that does sound bad. So you've brought that right down then Boris?
So that's a 25% increase, not to mention the 44% increase to PAYG bus fares since 2008.
"Imagine another 4 years of it"
Indeed. Or another six years of it for that matter eh Boris?
Thanks to Val Shawcross AM for the scan of the leaflet.