Thursday recap: London-SE1.co.uk/date/2015-12-17
Boris apologises for earlier "intemperate remarks" but says it pains him to see so much criticism of #gardenbridge
Tory Tony Arbour gently but firmly chides Boris for his attitude to the London Assembly shown at today's #gardenbridge hearing
Tory AM Tony Arbour says #GardenBridge is "bloody marvellous" + Boris will be able to show his grandchildren what he had built.
#gardenbridge: "With the benefit of perfect hindsight ... there are some thing we would have done differently" says TfL boss Mike Brown
Boris says #gardenbridge "hasn't had a fair wind from some people who are inclined to be more hostile to it because it's associated with me"
Boris on #gardenbridge - "people identify it too closely with me, alas ... which I think is a shame"
MayorWatch I understand Boris is having his christmas drinks from 5pm tonight so he'll be able to calm down over a class of Ken's Special Reserve.
#gardenbridge will be a "spectacularly beautiful addition to the cityscape of London" says Boris
Boris on #gardenbridge scrutiny session: "I think we need to get on and build this bridge. This whole thing is a load of cobblers."
DarrenJohnsonAM Whenever Ken L or Boris J have faced tough questions on financial procurement procedures their reaction identical: insult the Assembly!
DarrenJohnsonAM Mayor's dismissive approach to Assembly concerns on Garden Bridge procurement has echoes of Ken Livingstone's attitude re LDA in 2008.
Boris to those questioning him re #gardenbridge: "You're just a bunch of..."
Boris complains that Joanna Lumley is "having her name dragged through the mud" by assembly members probing #gardenbridge procurement
Boris says GLA Oversight Committee's questioning about #gardenbridge is "completely out of whack"
TfL's Richard de Cani claims #gardenbridge has "very clear business plan" to cover operating/maintenance costs
Boris not very keen on being scrutinised about #gardenbridge
Boris to Assembly members asking #gardenbridge Qs: "The longer I listen to this conversation, the more pathetic I think this whole thing is"
TfL's Mike Brown on #gardenbridge:
"I'm convinced that there is a very valid, legitimate transport imperative around this project"
Boris Johnson confirms he flew to San Francisco for a 24 hour round trip in a failed attempt to secure sponsorship for #gardenbridge
Completed Elephant & Castle junction will be "absolutely beautiful" ... "a place for people not just vehicles" says TfL's Leon Daniels
When project completed Elephant & Castle junction will have a "beautiful urban realm setting" says TfL's Leon Daniels
TfL's Leon Daniels reporting to the board about new road layout and removal of what he calls "very dodgy subways"
TfL board member asks what happens if #gardenbridge trust doesn't raise enough money.
"You just economise on the shrubs" replies Boris.
Boris on #GardenBridge: "There is a huge amount of public support for it, and quite rightly"
"You are able to walk from that part of Waterloo over to the Aldwych area" - Boris Johnson on #gardenbridge
#gardenbridge has raised "almost £100m from the private sector" says TfL's Richard de Cani
TfL board member asks if construction of #gardenbridge is 100% guaranteed.
"Yes, I would say so" replies Boris Johnson.
Boris on current roadworks: "I'm not seeing any signs of economic disruption as a result of what's going on"
Boris on congestion during current roadworks etc: "It will start to get better ... from the turn of the year"
Transport commissioner Mike Brown telling TfL board about "initial teething problems" at Elephant & Castle. Says they "will ease over time".
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