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.”