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Oddly Edited Reader's Letter Of The Day

Posted on the 11 February 2016 by Markwadsworth @Mark_Wadsworth

From The Evening Standard:
Zac Goldsmith grabbed headlines with his claim that a fare freeze by Transport for London would mean a 59 per cent increase in council tax [February 9].
However, anyone who reads the article will see that the true increase would be 17 per cent. Even his claim that the fare freeze would add £175 to an average council tax bill is deeply flawed.
[Missing third para, explaining that the required annual council tax increase would be more like £33.]
This seems like a sensible option to me, especially if the increase were targeted at the super-expensive homes in Zones 1 and 2 who pay the least toward TfL while getting the best value from it.
Mark Wadsworth, Young People's Party.

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