As the Tories called for a return to Victorian values today, it was revealed by the Daily Mirror that Mr Cameron was caught without a ticket on London Underground.
But he refused to pay the fine and apparently pulled the “Do you know who I am” routine.
Eventually, he persuaded the London Underground worker that he’d lost his ticket and he was allowed to pay £3 for another one. He avoided coughing up the full £30 fine passengers are usually charged when caught travelling without a ticket.
Transport for London regulations say:
In common with other transport systems in London, the Underground operates a Penalty Fare system. This means that you will be liable to a charge of £30 if you do not have with you, to show when required, the right ticket covering you entire journey.I wonder what the punishment was for travelling without a ticket in Victorian times...
You cannot travel without the right ticket and expect to pay during or at the end of your journey. If a passenger has no valid ticket or pre-pay validation on the Underground, then they will be liable to pay a penalty fare.