Fares (Supplementary) [1]

Session date: 
December 14, 2011
Question By: 
Gareth Bacon
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Mr Mayor, the debt repayment that was referred to earlier by the other side is, as you have just outlined, effectively paying an early gratuity which reduces the length of the debt and the amount to be repaid; thereby delivering considerable savings to Londoners. The surplus that has been talked about endlessly by the other side has also endlessly, we have been told, been swallowed up by inflation - much of it. So would you agree, Mr Mayor, that given that things have been repeated endlessly and in public many times, there may be a reason that God gave people two eyes, two ears and one mouth and perhaps certain Opposition politicians should read more, listen more and speak less about subjects they clearly do not understand?

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Answer for Fares (Supplementary) [1]

Answer for Fares (Supplementary) [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I do not want to get into a needless party political polemic about all of this. Put it this way: if there was not an election campaign on, I think there would be a wide measure of agreement around the policies that we are proposing.