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BP creates fare free zones for priced-out travelling public

Jul 2 2020 5:19AM

New political party, Beyond Politics, staged an action, offering free rides to the public by tying open opening tube ticket gates at Stratford railway station.

This is the second in a series of weekly actions in a build up to bringing down the government on July 25 in Trafalgar Square.

A major action will take place in Trafalgar Square on July 25 where people will show politicians how it’s done.

BP demands the creation of Citizens’ Assemblies to give power back to people.

BP MEMBERS TAPING UP BARRIERS

On Thursday, July 2, Beyond Politics (BP) party members opened ticket gates onto the overpriced transport system and invited the priced-out public to ride for free.

At Stratford station, party members used oyster cards and cable ties to hold open ticket gates and offer people a free ride because train travel in the UK is amongst the most expensive in the world.

This is the second in a series of weekly Robin Hood actions leading up to bringing down Britain’s incompetent and corrupt government. 

In the first action party members shoplifted food to give away for free. In this second action BP says public transport should be an affordable, preferred travel option, especially in a climate crisis when we need to get people out of cars.

Party spokesperson, Benedict McGorty said, "Living and working to keep London functioning pays a heavy toll if you are not fortunate enough to have a fancy city job. Most of the journeys being made, especially at the moment, are by people who have no choice. Free travel lets them become part of Sadiq Khan's dreams for healthier, greener city by allowing them to live. A London-based Citizens’ Assembly would be the best way to decide this."

“We can’t trust the politicians. Our present, our future and our kids’ futures are in their hands. We’ve had enough of lies, enough of party politics and enough of the tyranny of the one per cent,” he added.

North London activist, and Beyond Politics candidate for Mayor of London Valerie Brown, stated, “When travelling around, your city shouldn’t exhaust you, like say in France or Germany, where you feel looked after by the state. It just feels like someone out there is looking out for you, making life as easy for you as they can. You get to London and you just feel so stressed by trying to get around. No wonder everyone looks so depressed and often angry. It’s a bad start to the day and it’s every day. Thirty per cent of Londoners live in poverty; another 30 to 40 per cent are just getting by. So why are people paying £237 a month to travel in the city?”

FREE TRAVEL

These events will lead up to a major action in Trafalgar Square on July 25 to paintball, glitter-bomb and roadblock the apathetic tossers out of power. The people will show them how it’s done and when it's all over we'll celebrate with a massive street party. 

BP are raising money to bring down the government. The crowd-funder can be found at https://crowdfunder.co.uk/bringing-down-the-government

BP believe we can’t wait till the next election to sort this out. We need to create Citizens’ Assemblies now. 

FACTS

  • Greenhouse gas emissions from UK road transport has increased by 6 per cent between 1990 and 2017 (ONS)
  • The car is responsible for 61 per cent of the journeys that we make (UK Climate Assembly (UKCA)June 2020)
  • A coordinated public transport system would be fairer: one system, one timetable, one ticket (Munich, Zurich, Dunkirk UKCA June 2020)
  • An overwhelming majority of UK Climate Assembly members say government, employers and others should support changes to the economy and lifestyles, which help, achieve the UK’s net zero emissions target. (UKCA June 2020)
  • “Ministers must seize the opportunity to turn the COVID-19 crisis into a defining moment in the fight against climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today.” June 23, 2020
  • In a letter to the Prime Minister 23 June 2020, the six departments that commissioned the UK Climate Assembly wrote: ” Over the past year, the UK Government has made a range of important announcements on transport, buildings, industry, energy supply, agriculture and land-use.  These steps do not yet sum to meet the size of the net-zero challenge.  Nor do steps taken in recent years deliver adequate progress in addressing even the unavoidable impacts of climate change, let along the risks of expected levels of global warming of around 3 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. (UK Committee on Climate Change 23 June 2020) 
  • For the first time the Committee sets out its recommendations for urgent steps that must be taken in the months ahead to initiate a green, resilient COVID-19 recovery. (UKCCC 23 June 2020)
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