How are these people not jailed?

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  1. Fat Controller

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    Failed Garden Bridge project cost £53m

    Seriously - how are the individuals involved in this whole sorry affair not jailed? Boris Johnson for a starter for ten......... the amount of money that guy wasted is beyond belief, and all the while we are hearing that the country is skint.
     
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      It seems to be the way of things FC. :mad: Up here projects similar to this are being taken up and completed, costing a fortune, while our schools are shut one day a week because there's supposedly no money to keep them open.
       
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        Does make you wonder.
        Perhaps change of political power might be used, so as to discredit the former person. Then you have to wonder, how come all the hand-out haven't got to be refunded.. Bet your life on it. You or I failed to deliver the goods. We's be locked up by now.
         
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          Boris was frittering money away when he was in office and many things came to fruition entirely under his watch (Borismaster for example), so I don't think he would find much cover in change of political control
           
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            I noticed that too FC, what a tremendous waste of money. I noticed the trifling sum of £1.7 million paid to the executives - why on earth were they paid so much! It looks like it was a gravy train, good job it was cancelled otherwise more of our money would be down the drain (or into the pockets of the rich).
             
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              This seems to be happening more and more (Edinburgh Trams, HS2, anything Carillion....) - and yet, we keep getting fed the line that privatisation is more cost efficient??
               
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                Whoops I was posting whilst you were :doh:
                 
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                  This just shows theres plenty of money swishing around in UK plc.

                  The Uluminati just dont want to spend it on the people of Britain. They just dont care about you, me, our futures.

                  Payments to Eu 12 billion,foreign aid 14 billion, nato (defending europe not us) 65 -billion,15 +billion on Crossrail,65 billion to spent on Hs2 etc etc etc.

                  local councils waste it all too. Our tiny supposedly skint council have just spent 7 million on housing a tapestry that no one wants or is even interested in.
                   
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                    We were having a conversation at work yesterday, about a road safety scheme in a London Borough where it they are going to spend millions on improving pedestrian safety at a crossroads junction. Fair enough.

                    Only, there has not been a single reported pedestrian injury or fatality at that junction in the past 15 years (possibly more), so is the expendature warranted?
                     
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                      Thought we were part of Europe :scratch:
                       
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                        I have heard of this bridge and that it cost an astronomical amount. My question is this ... from the photos, it appears the bridge is functional, or are they artistic license? It is very attractive, or would have been.
                         
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                        He now wants an even bigger and vastly more expensive bridge Boris Johnson proposes a 22-mile bridge across the Channel
                         
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                        Hanging is too good for him
                         
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                        They are only the artistic drawings - it did not even make it past planning stage
                         

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