Mayor’s ‘reckless’ TfL budget will bring many more tube strikes

Sadiq Khan’s ‘Zero Strikes’ election pledge has always been considered laughable, but the disruption caused by these upcoming strikes will be no joke. His recklessly tight budget will most likely lead to many more strikes over his term. How he thought he could keep his ‘Zero Strikes’ promise while cutting the TfL budget to shreds with his partial fares freeze is beyond me. An independent…

Mayor ditches police numbers target weeks after raising council tax

– Removes £38million from Met’s police officer staffing budget Responding to the Mayor’s decision to cut £38million from the Met’s recruitment budget, London Assembly member Gareth Bacon said: “Even for a Mayor who has rowed back on almost all of his major pre-election pledges, this is an astonishing development. “Just three weeks ago Sadiq Khan announced he was raising council tax in order to maintain…

False fares freeze: Commuters paying for Mayor’s broken promise

– Fares to increase almost two per cent despite Sadiq Khan’s election pledge Commuters are paying for the Mayor of London’s broken promise to freeze fares for all Londoners until 2020, says Keith Prince AM. Fares have increased by 1.9 per cent in January, despite Sadiq Khan promising last year that ‘Londoners won’t pay a penny more in 2020 than they do today’. Keith Prince,…