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Khan: 'I'll scrap Garden Bridge if I become London Mayor'

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Thank you, Mr Khan. Thank you, Ms Peck. Let's hope that today's statements mark the beginning of the end of this dreadful project. No thanks at all to Nick Clegg, whose sycophantic nonsense in the Standard was noteworthy only for its ignorance and inaccuracy and disconnectedness from the prevailing public mood. Caroline Pidgeon almost had me voting Lib Dem. Nick Clegg changed my mind. As for Bee Emmott's response, above, I can't help feeling that it reads like a ransom note. We have to see through this monstrosity because we are too far committed already? Are we meant to throw good money after bad? That you and your so-called 'charity' -- actually a collection of contractors -- have already squandered some £20 million of taxpayer's money on a project that is not needed and scarcely wanted is hardly a reason to spend a further £150 million. The Trust's patronising assertions that an unnecessary bridge in central London "doesn't preclude" the construction of other bridges in places where they ARE needed demonstrates a lack of understanding of the basic, BASIC concept of opportunity cost. Emmott's latest statement shows a lack of understanding of sunk costs. Can someone please buy Heatherwick, Emmott, Davies and Clegg a first-year economics text book? I'm tired of reading their absurdities, lies and excuses.

Posted date

24 September, 2015

Posted time

10:59 pm

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