Wednesday 13 May 2009 1.12pm
I wish he had spoken up against the decisions made in the last few years when we had the self-important "I'm just a working man" John Prescott over-ruling the council and allowing the Shard etc to be built.
approved the Shard before Prescott called it in. And 70% of local residents support it, so you're in the minority.
Personally I'm overjoyed it's being built - since it will be a contender for the most stunning piece of modern architecture the world has ever seen. We are incredibly lucky to have such an exciting project for this city - and the timing couldn't be better, since it will transform the skyline just in time for the Olympics. Pity some people can't appreciate that.
Prince Charles has this quaint, outdated image of London in his mind which just isn't compatible with a modern, dynamic, 21st century metropolis.