With knife violence again dominating the London news headlines, some political opponents have sought to make hay at Mayor Sadiq Khan’s expense.
With bus usage falling, Transport for London is being urged to look at innovative ways to woo passengers back onto the network. One of the most commonly suggested solutions is that WiFi be introduced to the bus fleet, just as it was to Tube stations and platforms.
as with 4G on the Tube, the land he didn’t actually buy, the Prides he wasn’t the first Mayor to lead and the border crossing that was slightly less historic than briefed, things aren’t quite what they seem.
Instead of questioning the Mayor’s proposals many have simply repeated what his press office have churned out. It almost seems that some reporters have started to behave more like royal correspondents, simply reading out and repeating statements they have been given, instead of asking tough questions.
Instead of perpetuating the baseless target, the London Assembly has urged the Mayor to replace it with one which is “set by evidence based on the level of service required across London.