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The covid-19 infection rate in London appears to be falling to just 24 new cases a day, but that’s not releasing the pressure on mayor Sadiq Khan. A £1.6 billion bail-out deal with the government’s rescued Transport for London, but come with several strings attached. There’ll be a review of finances, a commitment to run a 100% service as soon as possible, and government public health warnings will replace the mayor’s own ones in stations. Fares are to go up, and free travel be slashed back. Comment editor Susannah Butter interviewed Mr Khan while was waiting for the government’s deal, and she tells us how difficult the mayor’s future looks.
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