Brown has taken some stick from CB
on the Leadership page but CB
can say that his free bus initiative is a winner. CB has a friend who
has mobility problems. Although, only in his 50's CB's
pal has a blood circulation problem in his left leg which may
ultimately cost him all or part of the leg. He managed to get a
mobility pass for cheap bus travel at 40p per journey. When the free
bus initiative was announced, he just thought it would be handy not to
have to pay. Now things are different.
His main problem is walking uphill. It
painful. With free bus travel, he has found that it is so easy to jump
on a bus even for just 2 stops. If those 2 stops are uphill,
saves him pain. He has found that he now goes out twice as much, if not
more, than he ever has before. This has made a big difference. If all
the elderly and lesser able bodied have found as much relief
with their travel, then Gordon Brown has made a difference.
is quite an achievement for a politician to actually do something that
people can really feel the benefit of. Well done sir!