The story over the tunnel continues with a debate over it in Parliament last night.
The ever on form Greenwich Watch on the subject
SEL Blogs view
The way I see it a lot of it boils down to this statement from Robert Neill the Conservative MP for Bromley and Chislehurst.
"We have also discovered that on 12 January—the Minister kindly confirmed this for me—TFL discussed with the Highways Agency the potential cessation of the contraflow. It claims that it also discussed it with the London borough of Greenwich, which is where the tunnel comes out, although the people there are by no means the most affected by the decision. In fact, the London borough of Greenwich says it has no record of any such meeting or discussion taking place. Someone is not telling the truth—and my money is on the London borough of Greenwich being right."
So in Parliament he's calling TFL liars. Surely there's got to be a response.
I really want to get to the bottom of this, there's a lot of spin and conspiracy theories floating around about the closure of the tidal flow lane. Amidst all that we've got TFL and Greenwich Council coming out with fundamentally disagreeing statements on how it came about.
And why is our local MP, Nick Raynsford, keeping so quiet on this issue? In fact he wasn't even there. You've got MPs from areas some distance from the tunnel feeling compelled to comment on what this is doing to their constituents yet the local MP won't even put in an appearance yet alone give a comment.
I really don't want this to become a political blog, I'm not a Greenwich Council basher at all but something smells really bad here.....