Young Persons Travel Card: Suffolk Tories’ Amnesia?

I just cannot get over the Suffolk Conservative election pledge  “A new travel card for young people

Are they amnesiac? have they an overdeveloped sense of irony?

The Suffolk Explore card, cut by the Conservatives  in haste, and apparently now repented at leisure
The Suffolk Explore card, cut by the Conservatives in haste, and apparently now repented at leisure

Suffolk Conservatives wouldn’t need to pledge a new travel card for young people if the very same lot hadn’t cut  the Explore card two years ago – halfway through the academic year 2010-11 – causing a huge amount of problems to all those young people who were not lucky enough to have other means of transport.  The Suffolk Conservative Councillors  who are now making this pledge voted like sheep to approve that cut (see link)  despite the harm it caused to education, employment and training.

So what’s changed?

Is it the imminence of the May 2 elections? Is it maybe that those very same young people are now old enough to vote? The cynicism is breathtaking.

Suffolk Conservatives – don’t you realise you are dealing with real lives, real futures, real people?

Youth travel is an issue for every day – not to be cut and restored for electoral advantage!

 Addendum: LibDem candidate Emma Greenhouse was personally affected by Suffolk’s Explore card cut.  She is now campaigning for better public transport for everyone in Wilford!

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