12 March 1982: GLC s Fares Fair propaganda campaign

The political propaganda campaign mounted by the GLC in support of its Fares Fair policy has been sharply criticised by Mr Geoffrey Finsberg, Hampstead s MP. The campaign approach to the whole fares iss

12 March 1982: GLC's Fares Fair propaganda campaign

The political propaganda campaign mounted by the GLC in support of its Fares Fair policy has been sharply criticised by Mr Geoffrey Finsberg, Hampstead's MP. "The campaign approach to the whole fares issues, with its emphasis on the goodies - low fares - and its neglect of the awkward part - who pays - is in a way symbolic of the attitudes we have to change in so many walks of life in Britain," he said.

Accused of blatant electoral budget rigging, Labour council leader Cllr Roy Shaw said - with a distinctly sheepish grin - that it was a "mere coincidence" that the rate increase was so low in an election year.

At the end of the month Labour councillors face their toughest test yet - in the High Court. They are threatened with being surcharged to the extent of £957,000, a sum which could easily bankrupt them and ruin their political careers.