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Former TfL boss points finger at Johnson over Garden Bridge contest


The active role of La Dedring in the 'fix' is no surprise, given her quite extraordinarily mendacious performance in front of Margaret Hodge - what on earth do Arup's professional staff think of their new 'colleague', I wonder? The comments of the two 'fall guys' in the mock competition are no surprise, either - the use of confidentiality clauses in a clear attempt to conceal crookery should be ringing warning bells at all levels of government, but when the lead 'crook' is a cabinet minister what chance is there of that? And perhaps the most dismal aspect of this grubby saga is the confirmation that an architect would think twice before criticising a client with the clout of TfL - any architect worth the name knows how insidious dry rot is once it gets a hold, and how difficult it can be to eradicate without major surgery to a building. Likewise, surely, the effect of crooked patronage - and bent politicians and senior civil servants - if that culture is seen to thrive.

Posted date

3 October, 2017

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10:20 am


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