We need a new river crossing

WITHOUT wanting to enter into a dispute with Cllr Terry Justice over the letter he sent to the Post last week, I would just like to briefly point out that the details in his letter were factually incorrect. Cllr Justice claimed that the cancellation of t

WITHOUT wanting to enter into a dispute with Cllr Terry Justice over the letter he sent to the Post last week, I would just like to briefly point out that the details in his letter were factually incorrect.

Cllr Justice claimed that the cancellation of the Thames Gateway Bridge project was due to a lack of Government funding as well as Boris Johnson's opposition.

Actually, this project had more than enough Government funding and Boris' decision to cancel it had nothing to do with finance but rather, quote, "we do not think the proposal is well sighted or well thought out", even though the bridge had been designed by top planners and was supported by 80 per cent of East Londoners and opposed by just 2 per cent.

At least Mayor Boris finally admitted a few weeks ago that there is a need for some sort of river crossing in East London.


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Let's hope he gets on with it, as we have already lost years with his dithering.

John Biggs

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London Assembly Member for City and East

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