David Hewlett wrote:Thank Heavens the Mayor's office (thanks to Margaret Hodge) has come to its senses. I am all in favour of both private and public works and improving London, but the bridge was always a vanity project and, even if it had been desirable and open to all, the private sector was never going for fund it. It would have been a mill stone of expenditure round the necks of London council tax payers for generations to come. The project should never have been allowed to waste £50m of public funds - the backers should have been required put up or shut up far earlier in the process. Boris Johnson, George Osborn and TfL have much to answer for. I hope the National Audit Office will audit what happened for the public record and as a lesson fir the future.
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