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Just the Ticket: Sack Boris As Mayor

26 January 2012

Around 50,000 London commuters were invited today to sack London Mayor Boris Johnson for his record in pushing up tube and bus fares over the last four years.

They were handed "Sack Boris Oystercards" as they travelled into the capital where they were met by a union demo and a Victor Meldrew lookalike carrying placards reading: "I Don't Believe It, Boris Has Put Up Fares by 50%"and "P45 For Boris-Londoners Cannot Afford 4 More Years".

Led by the TSSA rail union, Labour Party and Green party members handed out wallets to commuters containing the sack Boris cards. They were supported by non party members from the Common People activist group.

Manuel Cortes, union general secretary, speaking at Kings Cross station, said: "We sincerely believe that Londoners cannot afford another four years of Boris in the light of what has happened to fares in the previous four years. The daily bus ticket in the capital now costs 50% more and a weekly bus and tube ticket has risen by more than 20%. Enough is enough."

He was hopful that all 50,000 wallets would be distributed by early next week.

Stations were they were being handed out today included:

  • Finsbury Park
  • Lewisham
  • Barking
  • Mile End
  • Stratford
  • Shepherd's Bush
  • Ealing
  • Camden Town
  • Harrow
  • Tufnell Park
  • Camden Town
  • Angel
  • Highbury and Islington
  • Acton
  • Blackhorse Road
  • Clapton
  • Brixton
  • Croydon

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