Boris Island: Back In Favour Again

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 110 months ago
Boris Island: Back In Favour Again

Boris Island! He likes it! He likes it not! He likes it! Oh, we feel dizzy and in need of a sit down and a cup of tea. Barely weeks after telling the GLA Transport Committee he does "not have an aspiration to construct such an airport", according to the BBC Boris has been circulating a document setting out his plans for the rest of his Mayoral term, in which he calls a Thames Estuary airport the "single biggest... and bravest project we do".

Eh? Sorry? What? This strategy has been doing the round for the last month, so it must have been distributed around the time the Mayor made his little backtracking announcement. Can someone please tell us (and Kent County Council, and the RSPB) what the hell is going on? Or is Boris wavering in the face of anti-airport sentiment? Let's face it, when Tom Good from the Good Life starts planting apple trees on the proposed Heathrow third runway site, you know you've got some stiff opposition. (Um.)

As for the single biggest and bravest project he does, we reckon staring down the naysayers to the cycle hire project and doing something about London's pollution would be a greater tribute to his tenure than some great big flashy floater.

Last Updated 13 November 2009