The media are all over a supposed Boris U turn over tube staff pay. The tube unions are spinning a nice anti Boris story and like a bunch of sheep the London media are swallowing it.
Here is the set up:
TFL seemed to have said that people who couldn’t get to work last week would lose a day’s pay (I don’t have details, so can’t confirm if this was the case), the unions are calling Boris a hypocrite because clearly he didn’t lose a day’s pay.
But! Boris had never called for staff to lose a day’s pay. I thought that part of the skill of being a reporter was being able (or willing) to check your facts before you publish a story. Apparently not.