Sorry I’ve been missing, absolutely nothing of note has happened apart from our beloved leader, Howard Collins, going on BBC to moan about some of our infrastructure being 80 years old and in desperate need of replacement. It would appear that somehow this essential and somewhat expensive bit of work got missed by Metronet when they were responsible for maintenance and upgrades, far too busy refurbishing stations, something that was instantly noticeable and they could point to as proof that they were really getting to grips with the task they had taken on.
The only good thing to come out of the PPP debacle is that it has left the idea of letting the private sector loose on the Tube as politically unpalatable which must be very frustrating for some of the more “privatise everything” Tories though I’m sure that in a few years time we’ll hear mutterings about how we could be run more efficiently if we were sold off from the foaming at the mouth diehard Thatcherites.
Oh and Boris’s cycle hire scheme is set to be the most expensive in Europe to use. Roll on 2012 and we can have Ken back. Sorry Oona, come along as Deputy, gain some experince and perhaps we will forget you lost a safe seat to George “Pussycat” Galloway.
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