Boris Johnson unveiled a new backer today, Brian Cooke from TravelWatch. Cooke used the opportunity to launch a bitter attack on Ken’s plan to make the Freedom Pass for older and disabled Londoners valid for 24 hours a day.
In statement published on Boris Johnson’s campaign website, Brian Cooke called the 24hr Freedom pass “plain daft”, and “totally crazy”. These comments make it clear that a vote for Boris Johnson is a vote people like Brian Cooke who say the 24 hour Freedom pass is a “mad idea”.’
In a new twist, Johnson’s campaign team have tried to cover up the truth by removing Brian Cooke’s comments from their website. But you can still read the staggering comments in the press release