Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Boris admits being at odds with National policies
It is sometimes inevitable that the mayor of a great city will find himself saying things that do seem at variance with national policy
It would not be an unfair assumption to say he's talking about Boris Island.
Local campaigners have sometimes (or often in some cases) tried to stir the waters and make a big show over what Boris' intentions and power over the cabinet are. I've always maintained that as Mayor he's proposing what HE thinks is best for London but it is up to the DoT and Cabinet to make the final decision and Boris Island/Thames Hub is really not popular (especially with the Libdems who voted to oppose it at conference - it is now party policy) mainly for the perils of flight and the environmental damage.
Could this latest admission from Boris be really that telling? I'll let you decide but I think so. I think all of the recent outbursts have be borne out by a frustrated Mayor who is finding himself roadblocked by Government.