Friday, May 18, 2007

Blackwall Tunnel Debate in Parliament

We thought we'd point people in the direction of the debate last night in the House of Commons. All the local MPs were there except for Nick Raynsford. Bob Neill, the MP for Bromley who kicked off the debate said he thought Greenwich Council were correct to say that TfL did not consult with them even though they say they did.

We have it on very good authority that Bob Neill is wrong. A meeting did take place between TfL and Greenwich in January where the planned closure of the tunnel was discussed. You can read the full debate here

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Blogger Neil Reddin said...

I've had a quick run through Hansard and posted about it here.

2:17 pm  
Blogger sibonetic said...

Have just read the debate and am apoplectic with rage at the pathetic excuse for MP's that claim to represent the borough.
Nick (I do sod all these days except coin in the CASH from a load of QUANGO's and directorships) Raynsford, couldn't even be bothered to turn up at all.
John (member of anti progress/professional car hating group Greenpeace) could only snivel on about re-opening the TGB enquiry, despite the fact that his constituents would benefit massively from its building as they nearly all live in the discount zone, and they at least might have an alternative to the Blackwall Tunnel.
You would at least think ex-cabbie Efford, might break ranks from the party line and stand up for the motorist, instead of hiding behind the Health and Safety claptrap being trotted out as a justification.
Not one of the pathetic pipsqueaks has had a word to say on the subject in public. Mind you Raynsford has not said anything about anything at all this year. I have never voted Conservative, but am actually considering it now, something I thought I would never say. If only they can get over their obsession with only chiselling away the marginal Eltham from Labour and have a bit more ambition and try to get rid of the whole bloody lot of them, then they might actually get my vote.

4:12 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

surely you mean 'except' Nick Raynsford not 'accept'??

4:17 pm  
Blogger said...

We've fired the teenager.... again

5:09 pm  
Blogger Charlton Average said...

So Robert Neil is basically calling TFL liars when they say that they consulted Greenwich Council over this.

Are TFL going to respond?

Is there anything that we can do to push this matter and make one side give on this? It seems to me that it would be a good thing if we can catch either side spinning/lying over this issue.

6:40 pm  

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