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Old July 13th 19, 02:00 PM posted to uk.transport.london
michael adams[_6_] michael adams[_6_] is offline
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Default ES: Crossrail at risk of being delayed even further


"Roland Perry" wrote in message ...
In message , at 14:44:13 on Fri, 12 Jul
2019, Recliner remarked:

Mayor Sadiq Khan strengthened the scrutiny powers of Jacobs to reveal
problems with Crossrail and increase the project's transparency.


Is he trying to distance himself from the project's failings, despite being in charge
the last three and a bit years?


Being in charge ?

Anyone capable of taking overall charge of the largest infrastructure project in
Europe would command a far higher salary and have far fewer extraneous
responsibilities, than does the elected Mayor of London.

Or put the other way, as with most levels in politics anyone capable of taking
overall charge of the largest infrastructure project in Europe - or any aspect
therein come to that wouldn't touch any such elected position with a bargepole.
If only because as in this instance with Kahn, they'd only lay themselves open
to ill-informed and tendentious criticism from craven opportunists such as
yourself.
Far better to negotiate themselves a lucrative long-term contract and then walk
off into the sunset *with pockets bulging when it all goes tits
up.


michael adams

*or at least until the next nice little earner comes along.

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