Boris Johnson Is Closing All Underground Ticket Offices. Last Year He Boasted About Keeping Them Open
The Mayor of London finds that manifesto commitments come back to haunt you. Who's going to top his Oyster now?
Boris Johnson has announced plans to close all London Underground ticket offices.
Which is a bit awkward, since Boris pledged to oppose any closures in his 2008 manifesto.
Only last year Johnson was boasting that he had kept his promise to stop ticket office closures.
Now he's closing them all and the unions are preparing for battle.
Politicians should be careful what they promise. It took Boris five years to come around to Ken's view that ticket offices just aren't that necessary when people are using new forms of payment.