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The Garden Bridge

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by tendril, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

  2. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Thank fuck for that.
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  3. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Just heard this on the news, joy :thumbs:
    Sadiq 1 Boris 0.
    It won't hurt Boris, just look at the cable car disaster....nothing hurts Boris...also look at the Europe uturn and the lies :mad:
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  4. shygirl

    shygirl Well-Known Member

    Really good news!
  5. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow daft apeth

    Oh ffs - Lumley is bleating about it. :rolleyes:

    Joanna Lumley attacks Sadiq Khan's scrapping of Thames garden bridge

    Get a fucking grip. :rolleyes:
  6. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Why don't you and your filthy mates pay for it then you spoiled cunt.
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  7. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow daft apeth

    What struck me was the claim of 32p per head - surely that means she thinks the UK population is around 120 million? Is she really that out of touch? :hmm:

    But yes, they should pay for the fucking pointless trinket bridge themselves - why the fuck should anyone, especially the majority of the populace who live outside of London, pay a single penny towards it. :mad:
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2017
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  8. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    I believe Sadiq initially publicly supported it so he had to do some careful political manoeuvres to come to this decision. E.g Bring in The Hodge
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  9. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    "instantly says no"
    If we instantly said no what was 60 million spent on? Her rant doesn't even make basic sense
    Celyn and bromley like this.
  10. Tankus

    Tankus living someone else's dream.

    Why not kickstart it .?
  11. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    I'm almost certain this isn't the last we'll hear of this bloody thing.

    More lives than a cat :(
  12. phillm

    phillm Trolling through Life (TM)

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  13. Smangus

    Smangus comatose at a desk

    So glad this vanity bullshit has been knocked on the head. Joanna fucking Dumbly
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  14. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    It is probably upthread but I am amazed £60m has been spent already, wtf on?
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  15. tim

    tim Well-Known Member

  16. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I knew I was in the wrong line of work!
  17. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    Now I don't like Boris in the slightest but what was the cable car disaster? The thing is sponsored and didn't cost the public anything, got a feeling that I may have my facts mixed up and that's why it's a disaster. :hmm:
  18. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    The cable car started out as another vanity Boris vanity project. A large amount of publc money went into building this white elephant. The only people who use it are tourists. It serves no purpose. It starts a long way from nowhere and finishes a long way from nowhere. This was one of many fuck ups he made/was involved in as Mayor.
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  19. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    I don't know about whether the costs were covered but spending a fortune on something that's hardly used is pretty bad wherever it comes from tbh.
  20. Wookey

    Wookey Playful as a pussy cat

    I'm very surprised that someone of Lumley's longevity could be so out of touch with the public perception of this folly, that she should continue to defend it at the cost of her own public standing.

    I like the idea of new publicly owned green spaces. This was never going to be that. The lining of pockets throughout the whole debacle is repulsive, and the heat needs to be maintained on the return of all public funds that have been squandered on this increasingly objectionable ego project.
  21. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    I've done a quick search. Costs were £60m, of which £45m were construction costs :)hmm:) Emirates sponsorship was worth £36m over 10 years with the rest of the costs to be covered in tickets. Although you would think the tickets would mainly cover running costs, how much are the tickets?! :confused:

    Not as big as the vanity project by the South Side of the cable car in fairness.
  22. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Ultimately, it has cost the taxpayer, you and me, £24 MILLION.
    How many other projects like this of the dear Boris were a complete and utter failure!
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  23. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    I wonder if the new routemasters were a bigger waste of money? Then there'should the number of deaths on the cycling super highway.
  24. Smangus

    Smangus comatose at a desk

    I can't think of 1 thing that the floppy haired cunt did to benefit Londoners as a whole. Not 1 , happy to be corrected though. Even the bikes weren't his idea the useless fucker.
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  25. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    But hey, he's gone now:confused:
  26. Streathamite

    Streathamite ideological dogmatist

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  27. Streathamite

    Streathamite ideological dogmatist

    tbf, I do believe it was more like £37m. It doesn't make it any less outrageous though
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  28. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    I could be wrong but if £37m was genuinely spent (as opposed to going to backhanders, bribes and corruption, which at least one could understand if not condone) in most other countries, heads would fucking roll.

    How in the name of fuck can that amount be spent on consultations? What did the surveyors/ architects charge? £200k per hour?
  29. oneflewover

    oneflewover Following "The Tigers"

    At least he isn't doing anything important on the world stage.
  30. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Nah, it's the same the world over. "Consultancy" fees, preliminary work, analyses etc same thing happens here.

    See $1.2 billion spent on not building the East-West Link.
    Last edited: May 3, 2017
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