HiFantastic news Dave. Don't hurry back soon. Wetzel was TfL's Vice Chairman. Looking down the list of his fellow board members, it's difficult to see Boris wanting to keep many of them on. In fact, he ought to consider asking for their resignations en bloc. They have presided over one of the most bloated bureaucracies in the country and failed in virtually everything they have set out to do.
It's been a fun eight years and I would like to thank you for all your help in London achieving a 5% modal shift from car to public transport, a dramatic increase in cycling, road safety reductions and improvements to the public realm and for pedestrians.
I sincerely hope that the new Mayor will build on these transport achievements to enable London to retain its position as one of the World's leading cities. As for me - I am now job-hunting (anywhere in the world!) and clearing my office.
Monday, May 05, 2008
The Great London Lefty Clearout Begins
Boris joked about the GLA shredding machines whirring away over the weekend. It seems that some of the great Leftists of our time are also packing their bags. Dave Wetzel, who I believe was the inspiration for Private Eye's Dave Spart character, has just sent this email round to his colleagues...