Sadiq Khan has admitted today that his single fares freeze for tube journeys will end if he is elected for a second term (in the mayoral election that the Government insists is going ahead despite electoral commission advice). Not that you’d know from looking at his Twitter feed…
On the day that the Government is officially moving from ‘Contain’ to ‘Delay’, the tube fares freeze that only applied to single journeys and therefore helped tourists more than it did commuters will be scrapped. Sadiq has, however, committed to sticking with his bus fares freeze. A good day to bury bad news?
UPDATE: The Tories’ candidate Shaun Bailey tells Guido:
“Sadiq Khan’s fare hike u-turn is an admission that he has put TfL finances in the toilet. His fake fares ‘freeze’ has left £640 million worth of upgrades undone, which has set London back.
“Even worse, Sadiq Khan is now trying to hide his fare hike u-turn in the midst of a public health pandemic. It is shameless and despicable behaviour from someone who is supposed to be a leader.”