Jeremy Corbyn demands ‘mandatory equality training’ for bus drivers
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is demanding “mandatory equality training” for bus drivers.
The left-wing politician unveiled a new Labour Party “bus strategy” on April Fools Day, though we are assured that the policy document is actually genuine.
The party leader says he wants to “require all bus drivers and staff at bus terminals to complete approved disability equality and awareness training”.
His other promises include “Wi-Fi enabled buses”, “concessionary fares for 16-19 year olds”, and a “commitment to low emissions vehicles”
Mr Corbyn said: “For too long the bus industry has put profit before passengers. Labour will change that.”
He added: “Labour will create the freedom for councils to run first class bus services which the public are proud of.
“The Tory legacy brought rising fares, plummeting passenger numbers and too many areas where pensioners have a bus pass but no bus.
“Labour wants to see local communities empowered to determine their own priorities and reverse the decline in bus services.”
The equality training pledge comes after a number of incidents on public transport.
In September, a gay couple were allegedly kicked off a London bus after a driver went on a racist and homophobic tirade.
There have also been a string of racist incidents on buses.
One bus driver who is definitely in need of some equality training is the guy currently touring the US on a bus preaching an anti-transgender message.
That bus bears the message: “It’s Biology: Boys are boys…and always will be. Girls are girls…and always will be. You can’t change sex.”