In his 2008 election campaign, Boris Johnson slammed Ken Livingstone for the 16 tube strikes over his eight years in charge. The Tory insurgent pledged to do better and work with the unions to avoid strikes.

In the four years since Boris Johnson has been Mayor of London, there have been, errr, 22 tube strikes and no promised  arbitration agreement — nearly tripling the regularity of industrial action.

Delivery of Boris’ campaign promises proceeded with all the urgency of his new buses.

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