It is not just the false claim that has disappeared, it is the whole sponsored link. On Virginmedia or Tiscali it does not not appear in the top 30 as a normal link. More folks read this blog than I realised, or maybe the folks at Stop the Charge picked upon the same issue.
There is still a claim the is not entirely true. Try searching ‘GM Future Transport’
First result is
How the GMPTA will spend up to £3 billion on improvements to public transport, partly funded by a weekday peak-time only Manchester congestion charge.
The problems with this are
1. The £3bn is just £2.77bn.
2. This includes a contingency, so will only be achieved if they go overspent.
3. It also includes £313m for the introduction of the congestion charge, which is not expenditure on public transport.
This leaves around £2bn for public transport if the authourities stay within budget.
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