Letter to editors on latest TfL support package

Dear editor,

The reported offer being made to Transport for London (TfL) for a bailout package by the Government is tantamount to blackmail. The Conservative Government want to scrap free travel for children and over 60’s as well as inflation busting fare rises for hard-pressed Londoners. The extension of the Congestion Charge to the North and South Circular will destroy jobs and the economy in this city too. This is another vindictive act towards Londoners who did the right thing and stayed at home, and didn’t use public transport during the pandemic. No other transport authority in any part of the country has been saddled with debt by the government either. The Tory war on London must stop.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Dismore AM

London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden

Cllr Anne Clarke

Labour London Assembly candidate for Barnet and Camden