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Garden Bridge legal challenge planned as crowdfunding appeal launched

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I have little doubt that this initiative is well intentioned, but it is currently quite nebulous as to who is the defendant or respondent to the claim. This begs the question as to who the damages are to be claimed from. I fear that it is a further waste of money unless this can be established. Consequently, the objective of the initial legal counsel should be focused on identifying the allegedly legally culpable party to be pursued. Meanwhile, the bill for HS2 wends slowly northwards of £100bn, without actually promising to turbocharge geographically north of Birmingham, while actually reaching one of the proposed stations is considerably slowed by the proliferation of potholes on roads unmaintained for nearly a decade. The bill for Brexit promises to be a bottomless money pit, but who am I to complain as long as it gives politicians the opportunity to parade around in hard hats and visi-vests, displaying their irrepressible talent for Panglossian optimism. In the construction sector in particular, I think the Poulson Affair of the seventies demonstrated that central politicians will not be held accountable for their sins. The Home Secretary of the day (Reggie Maudling) was not jailed, allegedly due to ‘parliamentary privilege’.

Posted date

1 August, 2019

Posted time

11:31 am

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