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But this is not the week for vitriolic pops at Red Ken. Not when Cameron is busy trying to convince us that the Tories really don't eat babies. Because what else do you make of their latest scheme to take away free bus travel for children? That's right, today is the eve of the Assembly slash and burn budget vote: an excuse for Tories to hit London's poorest families hardest by taking away free bus travel for kids.
Maggie Thatcher famously used to say, ‘When I see a man of 25 riding the bus, I see a man who has failed in his life’. It looks like the 'new' Conservatives think she was a bit soft. Who says there is ever a good age to ride the bus? Never mind that some 385,000 London children rely on it everyday to get to school. But, then again, who says all children have the right to an education? I wouldn't bet on the Tories.
What you can do to help:
The TUC in London has organised a lobby of City Hall, the Queen’s Walk, SE1 tomorrow (14 February, show your love for London) at 9am to defend free travel in the hour before the final budget-setting meeting. And they have also set up an online petition, details of which can be found by clicking here.
More information about this issue, is also available at the GLA website here.
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