Extra, Extra

By Rob Last edited 142 months ago
Extra, Extra
  • Ken's at it again. On Monday night, during a reception he was discussing the Crossrail link and apparently said "We need Crossrail to keep London's economy ticking over so that we can continue to pay for the Scottish to live the lifestyle to which they are accustomed."
  • And it seems Livingstone is very keen on getting Crossrail done and dusted. Twenty years after it was first proposed, he wants a final decision.
  • Blair has given 101 per cent backing to the Forest Gate police raid.
  • Victoria and Waterloo stations are to get 'anti-bomb barriers' installed.
  • Cardiff's traffic jams are worse than London's, but somehow they still get to travel more miles than us.
  • Image courtesy of Orhan T via the Londonist flickr group.

    Last Updated 07 June 2006


    So giving something "100% backing" is no longer sufficient to demonstrate one's complete support of it, so we now have to have 101%. I wonder how long until 101% sounds half-hearted and 110% becomes de rigeur, and then 150% and 200% and 1000%. Before long, we'll have runaway backing inflation.


    Ha, funny you should say that. Wayne Rooney was quoted on BBC news today saying that he's 300% certain he'll be playing in the world cup.