Boris forgets Lewisham

Loveable Mayor Boris is at it again, playing a prank on South East London by forgetting to raise the subject of funding for Surrey Canal station during his meeting with the new Secretary of State for Transport, despite promising the London Assembly that he would.

LOL! What a legend.

Those spoilsports in the LibDems have failed to see the funny side, issuing this statement:

Caroline Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Transport Spokesperson, commenting on the Mayor’s admission at today's Mayor’s Question Time that he did not raise the issue of Surrey Canal Road station at his first meeting with the new Secretary of State for Transport said:

"It is incredible that the Mayor failed to raise the issue of Surrey Canal Road station with the Secretary of State when he clearly promised that he would. If we don't secure the additional seven million now this station will be lost for a generation.

"As a matter of urgency the Mayor must get on the phone to the Minister and ensure this issue is finally resolved."

23 comments:

Tamsin said...

That's so typical.

Can we get Darren Johnson and Joan Ruddock to kick up a stink about it?

Monkeyboy said...

I wrote a mostly sane letter to JR, she's replied to me before but not this time. Not as if she's got much on at the moment.

I did suggest that that she could concentrate on her constiuency now that she's no longer holds a junior government post and that this is exactly the kind of thing a constiuency MP should be battling for.

neanderthal d said...

I doubt that either Boris or Philip Hammond (the Secretary of State for Transport) were discussing extra expenditure on Public Transport - more likely, they were discussing where to wield the axe (the threat to the Woolwich Crossrail link, for example) as part of Osborne's 20% spending cuts.

Not many votes for the Conservative Party or Boris in SE London - therefore, just the sort of place for transport cuts to be implemented without pissing off the voters in the places where they can hustle a decent amount of votes.

As for Joan Ruddock - she is probably adjusting to the post election changes and is still in "don't rock the boat too much" mode. Have some mercy on the poor soul and give her a few months to adapt.

Tamsin said...

But this is on the knife-edge now. There aren't a few months grace available.

ade said...

Hate to be a doomsayer but today heard discussions about the possibility of making A&E a service that the govt could get people to pay for so transport links in SE London in that context would seem like minor fry

Headhunter said...

I think there are often already charges for A&E or at least for amblances if it's considered that the emergency situation was cause by someone and is identifiable as a specific person's fault. My dad was hit whilst cycling by an idiot driver pulling into him round a roundabout. She made the usual excuse "sorry, didn't see you...". He was taken to hospital by ambulance just for a check up but there were no probs other than a few cuts and bruises, however soon after he recieved a bill for the ambulance which he forwarded to the driver's insurance company. When A&E on Saturday night is largely full of p*ssed up aggressive eejits who have brought their injuries on themselves, why shouldn't they pay?

Anonymous said...

This week Joan is on the front page of a local paper declaring the re-build of Deptford Station has been agreed.

Remember she know takes in Lewisham Shopping centre which will keep her occuppied?

Seeing the 'landscape work' already conducted looks like Lewisham Gateway could be years away?

As work on the new bus station/stand has begun, could have buses taking their revised routes before the new road scheme has been introduced?

Anonymous said...

Why not letting Boris know directly what we think

mayor@london.gov.uk

Mb said...

For those who are wondering about the Mail reader stereo type, here is a letter that the editor saw fit to print. The offensiveness and low level racism is offset by the breathtaking stupidity...

Wouldn't it be great if TV coverage of the World Cup was limited to England's games, those of hosts South Africa and of the tournament's 'big guns'.
Then we would be spared the ordeal of having to sit through a match between Bongo Bongoland and the Former Soviet Republic of Bulimia and other meaningless events.

Mike Phelps
Yeovil, Somerset"

TJ said...

..or he could just switch over; but chooses instead to broadcast his hatred for african countries and eastern europeans. Thanks Mb for reminding us what a vile rag the Daily Mail is

Mb said...

Actually It may well have been a spoof letter, it's too perfectly stupid to be real

M said...

Sadly, these people are usually all too real. Plenty more here:
http://ifyoulikeitsomuchwhydontyougolivethere.com/

Anonymous said...

Didn't The Daily Mail famously splash on it's front page the names and photos of 5 white males they accused of killing black student Stephen Lawrence?

Mb said...

They did, It's not a BNP internal news sheet but there is an underlying, distastful whiff about it's editorial line.

Anonymous said...

Agreed.

Far too many "asylum seeker with 5 children gets luxury pad on Park Lane".

The underlying message is to build up a public hatred of all asylum seekers. Insidious and nasty.

The Cat Man said...

Criky, as soon as some people see something they don't like they immediately cry the 'racism' tag, it's boring, get a grip on life!

Anonymous said...

You should start reading it cat man. It's just the type of reactionary, half baked, I'll informed middle brow take on life as you. It's not racist in the 3rd Reich manner but nasty and incideous it certainly is.

The Cat Man said...

I've read it before, Its about as accurate as the other main tabloids guardian included.

Anonymous said...

It might be a good idea to look up the definition of tabloid, bone head.

Anonymous said...

http://www.mailwatch.co.uk/category/front-pages/

The Cat Man said...

That's my point oh one of the cretini

C M Hater said...

The Guardian is a Berliner.

The Cat Man said...

Oh in that case, it's a great paper - sorry!

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