Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Boris Johnson breaks promise not to raise congestion charge

It's worth noting that it's not just commuters who Boris Johnson has broken promises to but motorists as well.

As this clip from a Mayoral debate in 2008 shows* he promised drivers that:

"I would certainly not allow the congestion charge to go up above £8 which the Mayor promised not to let happen before the last election, and then broke his promise as usual."

This week Boris put the congestion charge up to £10 with a £12 charge if you pay the next day.

If you watch the whole debate you will also see Boris rail against the "scandalous" and "extremely high" public transport fares Londoners faced in 2008.

Of course he has since raised fares himself year on year, pushing the price of a single bus journey by an even more "scandalous" and "extremely high" 44 per cent.

Just another broken promise as usual eh Boris?
*Thanks to Helzbels for the spot


Anonymous said...

Boris gets away with anything.

Don't Call Me Dave said...

Why are any of us surprised when any politician of any party breaks an election pledge? Being a pathological liar is part of their DNA.

Anonymous said...

He should join the Lib Dems

Appealing of Ealing said...

Let me know when you're having your march to protest about this broken pledge. I'll join you.

AdamB said...

I've never been much of a marcher.