Thursday 4 December 2008 9.46am
CrossRail hads nothing to do with Borough Market
...it is Thameslink 2000 which is causing this and has been planned, as the name suggests, for ever....nothing to do with Boris at all.
The tram, certainly South of the river, would be great but if there's no money it isn't affordable. Even now there is going to be a problem upgrading the Tube network (last week's stories about Boris asking the Government for more money). Ken had grandiose and completley uncosted plans which are now just being brought down to earth by reality, not just Boris.
As for the subway/roundabout issues TfL are at the centre of this and TfL are certainly not top of Boris's Christmas card list from what I gather.
So I really don't think you can use any of these things to decide on whether Boris hates SE1 or not. He may well do or he may not, or he may be completely neutral, who know's, but this is just trying to put 2 and 2 together and getting nowhere near the right answer.