The Mayor is laying into the Tories’ alternative budget today. His main line of attack seems to be their targeting of the young persons’ concessions on the buses.
The Mayor has a point when he says that the alternative suggested by the Tories, essentially an experiment into American style bussing, may not be well thought through. He is though being typically disingenuous.
The scheme costs Â£55 million and is resulting in all of our buses being vandalised and a culture of entitlement amongst young people. This scheme is badly broken and is driving youth crime but the Mayor does not want to have a proper debate though so he just uses inflammatory language to stifle debate.