Last night’s BBC mayoral debate saw Boris Johnson telling bare faced porkies, contradicting his own plans by claiming that transport fares in London “will go down” if he is elected.
After Green candidate Jenny Jones highlighted that everyone on the platform — with the exception of Boris — had pledged to reduce fares, the mayor blustered:
“They will go down in an honest and sustainable way under me”
Having already hiked bus fares by 50% and some tube ones by more than 20%, is this not the same Boris Johnson who has pledged to raise them by 2% above inflation every year for the next four years?
Ken handed the mayor a copy of his own plans while the audience laughed.