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Astragal: Ping-pong with Boris Johnson – another empty Garden Bridge promise

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Re the Garden Bridge: there weren't serious doubts about its future until very late in the day when Mayor Khan, who had supported the idea, decided to waste tens of millions of pounds of public money by not going ahead with a serious project which was being thoroughly prepared (hence the spending on contractors and bomb detection). The real scandal is that Londoners got nothing for their money, when this could have been one of the most visited tourist destinations in Europe. As I have pointed out before, the public purse could have been amply recompensed by making the bridge part of the TfL network and charging for its use via oyster card. This would have been a massive money-maker, not a drain on resources. The lack of strategic and creative thinking on the part of the current mayor is what is really worrying, not trivialities about ping pong.

Posted date

27 February, 2019

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10:18 am

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