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Proposed Orbit super-slide rises three times over budget

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Is this really the world we live in? I must be seriously out of touch. Prepare for a minor rant. Is millions of pounds being spent on a slide? Really? Some ideas are fun, its great to add joy and create attractions and on paper what a hoot. Reality is somewhat different at that cost. Imagine the historians in 200 years time looking back at this time on scientific advancement, deadly global climate change adjustment, war, terrorism, religious and political divide and then they find that the best of capitalism, the best of design and much media copy and £3,500,0000 or hard cash was dedicated to what? No, not ending issues that kill Londoners on a daily basis such as homelessness, improving air quality or making cycle or pedestrian route safer - no, none of these; we built a slide. Well done, awards and prestige all round. Or those that want a theme park can just pop to Chessington - I hear its pretty good!

Posted date

4 February, 2016

Posted time

8:14 am

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