The garden bridge across the Thames is not “Absolutely Fabulous”

There was an article in The Guardian, “No kites, no music, no politics on our garden bridge – we’ll be watching you” on Saturday 7th November 2015 concerning the proposed garden bridge over the Thames.

The garden bridge, a vanity project, where private benefit would appear to far outweigh any public benefit, coupled with no discernible impact analysis, is being funded by public funds of £30 million given by George Osborne from treasury funds, £10 million from Transport for London and a public loan of £20 million.

A report published on the 4th March by the Commons Science and Technology Select Committee said that world class research at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is being undermined by the government’s financial mismanagement of the organisation. Last year at Kew Gardens 100 people lost their jobs including 50 science posts. Britain is in danger of losing leading expertise in plant and mycological science.

There are two words to describe this outrageous public disgrace of Joanna Lumley’s “garden bridge” across the Thames – “Absolutely scandalous”.

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