Freedom Pass holders don’t deserve to be a political football

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Mayors and would-be Mayors love talking about the Freedom Pass and you can see why – it’s a popular benefit of living in the capital with an appreciative user base of older and disabled Londoners who might be persuaded to vote for the Mayoral candidate who makes the most noise about ‘defending’ and extending the scheme.

Ken at the MPA

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It’s clear there’s a real point of disagreement between the two sides but Livingstone’s wider campaign against ‘Tory police cuts’ certainly wasn’t harmed by comments Met Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson made later in the meeting.