Failed London Garden Bridge project cost £53m

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    I bet the taxpayers will be over the moon when they read this. ashock1



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    A failed plan to build a bridge covered with trees and flowers over the River Thames in central London cost a total of £53m, it has been revealed.

    A Transport for London investigation showed The Garden Bridge Trust spent £161,000 on a website and £417,000 on a gala event for the abandoned project.

    The design of the bridge cost more than £9m and the charity paid its executives a total of £1.7m.

    Around £43m came out of the public's pocket, Transport for London added.

    Doubts began to surround the project, overseen by Boris Johnson, after it lost the support of London Mayor Sadiq Khan in April 2017.

    It was officially abandoned in August of that year after a review recommended it be scrapped.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-47228698
     
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    Let's hope HS2 goes the same way.
     
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    That's not like something Boris would have been behind, he's usually so astute at spending taxpayers money. If it had all gone ahead the plants and trees could have been watered with his water cannons.:mad::mad::mad:
     
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    Another waste of tax payers money.
     
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    As the bridge was for London, why not charge it to the taxpayers of that lovely city? Why should I pay for it?
    It's like the Sheffield Supertram - Doncaster ratepayers had to stump up for part of the cost and it goes nowhere near Doncaster.
    Lions led by donkeys!
     
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    Spot on Col an obscene amount of money that will benefit only a minute % of the population.
     
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    Steady on there Colin! It was Boris' idea, he should pay for it
     
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    I thought my comment would get your attention :D
     
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    I remember when they got the planning for the tram, was working for SYPTE at the time, thought the idea was a load of balls then and still do.
     
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    Charles MacKay wrote this book, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds,
    in the 1800's think with the ideas from modern leaders we are ready for volume II
    Who can forget Boris's airport in the sea.
     
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