Budget to tackle vital issue of slightly cheaper rail travel for 25-to-30-year-olds

22-11-17

THE Conservatives have jumped eight points in the polls after tackling the crucial issue of 25-to-30-year-olds’ daytime train fares.

Theresa May lost her majority in June after failing to address the injustice faced by voters aged between 25 and 30 paying up to a third more for off-peak travel than under-25s.

But the shock move in today’s budget means that a 28-year-old travelling from Bournemouth to Warwick could save as £14.30 after the initial £30 railcard cost, condemned by Labour as an “outright electoral bribe”.

Joanna Kramer, aged 27, said: “I think we just saw an entire generation turn blue.

“This initiative could save me literally a hundred pounds a year, if it’s a year when I have a lot of weekday weddings that I can’t get lifts to. And that makes tuition fees, the housing crisis, Brexit, rampant inflation, and austerity irrelevant.

“Imagine, saving £11.73 on a return from Didcot Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads. Ker-fucking-ching.”

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