Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Boris welcomes George Osborne's "cynical" pre-election fares cap

Boris Johnson speaking about politicians "cynically" holding down fare increases before an election:
"What I will not do is play politics with fares. I will not go into an election promising to hold them down and then cynically whack them up, which is what you would expect from my predecessor"
"What we will not do is go for crazy artificial freezes in fares in the run-up to an election and then whack them up cynically thereafter"

Which is presumably why Boris today welcomed George Osborne's decision to er, cynically and artificially hold down his fare increases before the election.

And no doubt if fare rises go back to RPI + 2% post the election as planned, Boris will be the first to condemn himself for such a cynical move?

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