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Letter: Get on the buses if you can, Mr Prescott

Sir: Your front-page article "I'll get you on the bus, says Prescott" (6 June) moved even the most sceptical of us to have a go on public transport.

Scuffles broke out at Shepherd's Bush as hundreds of environmentally conscious commuters, fired by his message, fought aboard the few overcrowded buses as the Central Line (yes, again) broke down.

Mr Prescott should use public transport like us every day. He'll discover why the rich take taxis and/or use their noxious cars, and the poorer of us cannot get to work unless we skateboard.


London W14