Does Boris Johnson really hate SE London? He's making it damn difficult for people to get here, or to get away.
First we have the whole Blackwall Tunnel nonsense. You can escape SE London and return to the happy North without any trouble. But woe betide any SE Londoner who dares to visit or worse still work in the North to try to get home.
Then bang out goes the Gateway bridge. Now I hear the Greens are happy about this...get on your bikes they say, forget the car. Well sorry dear eco friendly bods...with tot and her paraphernalia, there is no bleeding way I'm getting on a bike. And if I did, there is a bloody good chance some Neanderthal in a white van would take me out in one corner move. Plus as Mr Plummy Mummy pointed out, with less ways to get moving, more cars will spend longer in traffic and pollute the SE even more. Thank god for Kent where we can escape to if we could afford the mortgages. Oh damn :S
NOW, I hear the Abbey Wood line of the Cross Rail may not happen. So no easy access for SE Londoners to the City or west like Slough and Maidenhead. The latter would have been tres useful for me as many telecoms companies are based in Maidenhead and Slough and I could have got a job and not have to travel for what would seem like most of my fucking life.
So Boris, old bumbling buddy, what's your beef with the SE and why are you trying to segregate us from the rest of shiny London?