Posted by Richard Willett - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 16 February 2024

Fury as Sadiq Khan splurges £6million of taxpayers’ money changing Overground to ‘virtue signalling’ names like ‘Suffragette’ and ‘Lioness’: Outraged Tories slam ‘money-wasting’ vanity project that panders to leftie liberals in an election year

Sadiq Khan was today blasted for ‘virtue signalling nonsense’ as he unveiled new names and colours for all six London Overground rail lines in a £6.3million project.

The Lioness, Mildmay, Windrush, Weaver, Suffragette and Liberty lines were revealed by the Mayor, with his Conservative mayoral rival Susan Hall saying ‘the only surprise from today’s announcement is that he hasn’t named one of them the Sadiq line’.

Other Tories blasted a ‘wasted opportunity’, claiming that naming rights would have earned TfL millions which could have been invested in the beleaguered Central line – and Mr Khan was ‘just putting a new lick of paint over a creaking transport system’.

Further critics highlighted the high rebrand cost given TfL had been on the verge of bankruptcy before securing last-minute Government funding, and how Tube crimehas soared by more than 50 per cent fuelled by a surge in thefts and robberies.

The announcement also comes four days before a major Overground strike will hit services from next Monday – and in the context on ongoing Underground chaos on the Central line due to more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time.

Mr Khan, who is standing for re-election on May 2, caused fury with his Ultra Low Emission Zone (Ulez) expansion last August – and is now battling for votes with his recent decisions to freeze Tube fares and make Fridays off-peak from next month.

Also today, there was no Overground between Barking and Barking Riverside due to vandalism, as well as delays on the Piccadilly line due to a signal failure at King’s Cross St Pancras and on the Hammersmith and City line due to cancellations.

Overground lines have all been orange since the network was created in 2007 when Transport for London (TfL) took control of services on four suburban rail lines.

The network has expanded significantly since then, creating what has been called a ‘mass of orange spaghetti’ on maps, making it difficult for some passengers to work out what train they need. TfL hopes the overhaul will now make it easier to navigate.

Each route will be represented on Tube maps as parallel lines in different colours – which will require one of the biggest changes in the history of the famous diagram

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