Thursday 26 April 2012 11.52pm
Gavin Smith wrote:
Isn't it the mayor's mandate to take care of London, not elsewhere? That's why they have politicians etc abroad. Any arrangement that Ken had was no doubt reciprocal; as I recall, they were getting the benefit of TfL's 'experience' of running a large bus operation. What exactly has Boris done? The 'Boris Bikes' weren't in fact his and all he seems good for are gaffes which, whilst amusing, don't really do much for London or its people.
As well you might put TFL "experience" in inverted commas. They should get running London's transport system right before telling others how to do it. Anyway you slice it, the poor of Caracas were subsidising the rich of London. Whilst Chavez was giving away his country's resources, Venezuela's economy went down the tubes, inflation is now rampant and it is the murder capital of South America.
You say the "Boris Bikes" weren't Boris Johnson's, but I cannot remember them being around before Boris became Mayor. Please enlighten me as to when the first Boris bikes took to the roads?