Boris: Real action to bring back respect on buses

Boris Johnson, Conservative candidate for London Mayor, commenting on the latest of the Mayor's schemes to eradicate the fear which blights many Londoners' bus journeys, said, "We are now being told by the Mayor to be nicer to each other when travelling around London. This is the same Mayor who introduced a policy of free travel on buses for teenagers without proper monitoring - and then saw a massive rise in the number of anti-social behaviour incidents.

"Londoners have made it clear they believe safety on buses to be a huge issue which is why I am promising real action. I have pledged to introduce a live CCTV trial which will enable police to respond quickly and effectively to emergency code red calls. And I have insisted that teenagers that abuse their free travel privilege should face sanctions. This and not some advertising gimmick will bring back respect on our buses."