MINISTER KENNEDY WARNS OF ‘RACIST’ FAKE BUS LEAFLETS IN EAST BELFAST

Minister Danny Kennedy warns of fake bus leaflets

TRANSPORT Minister Danny Kennedy has warned about ‘sinister’ fake Translink leaflets circulating in east Belfast with a racist undertone.

The flyer lists a number of false offers on different travel schemes.

And it claims that in 2013 all non British citizens will be entitled to a one-off 12 month free travel card.

The Regional Development Minister said the public should not fall for the false claims.

He said its claims on foreign nationals gave it a “sinister” element.

“For anyone to target specific groups of people with fake promises of discounted travel is uncalled for and in very poor taste.

“The leaflet’s claim that foreign nationals are to receive free travel gives the impression of being calculated to create friction, if that was the aim then this leaflet takes on an altogether more sinister character.

“Anyone who has received such a leaflet should put it straight in the bin.”

The leaflet has been posted through letterboxes in the Knocknagoney area of east Belfast.

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