Commentary on local democracy and other matters in Brent by James Powney
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Sunday, 11 March 2012
Boris and the Routemaster
You can learn more about the new routemaster bus than you probably want to here. The argument is that the whole thing is a hugely expensive politically driven vanity project. Had Ken Livingstone been responsible for such a profligate waste of money, the Evening Standard would have been gunning for him. Yet, I haven't seen a similar reaction to Boris' extravagance, despite Boris making his supposed fiscal responsibility a core part of his pitch. Why?