Tuesday 22 April 2008

A Large Slice of Fudge

I wrote to Boris Johnson's campaign website, on 16 April, asking:

"Where do you stand on the Arena proposals that the council is trying to ram through?"

They answered today, and served me a large slice of fudge:

"Dear Mr Frost

Thank you very much for emailing the Back Boris campaign, and please excuse the delay in getting back to you.

With less than 14 days to go until the polls open in the Mayoral contest it is not possible for Mr Johnson and his team to look at each such issue that is raised with him and the team. Boris also can't comment on the specific project as it may well end up being passed to the Mayor's office for a formal decision. I do urge you to get in touch after May 1st when Boris may be able to look into the matter in more detail. If there is anything else you would like to bring to our attention, please do not hesitate to get back in contact with us. It is vital that we hear from Londoners about the issues that matter to them.

Yours sincerely

The Policy Team

Ken was able to give an opinion on it!


Anonymous said...

This has been the problem with the Boris campaign. Boris is not up against someone who does not have an opinion on everything. Ken Livingstone has for 40 years been at the centre of London local government.

Love Ken or Loath him, he knows the detail on every aspect of London and London politics.

Boris on the other hand is trying to keep everybody happy.

Boris has a careful policy team filtering. Ken on the other hand is the policy team.

Anonymous said...

Now he is Mayor - let us hope he has a clear and sensible view on this and helps Croydon regenerate as soon as possible.