There isn’t even a real connection between HS1 and HS2”
construction at its highest level in 40 years.
He quoted some fascinating statistics to back up Hillingdon’s commercial acumen – light sabers are manufactured here by HASBRO in Uxbridge – and bus stops are made by True Form of Hayes and exported to Las Vegas.
Assembly members and Boris restated their opposition to Heathrow expansion on environmental and noise grounds and Liberal Democrat Caroline Pidgeon recommended Gatwick, Luton and Stansted be looked at as viable alternatives.
On the proposed HS2 high speed railway line through Hillingdon borough, there was agreement that the project was bad for London.
Jenny Jones AM (Green Party) said it was a waste of money just “to save 20 minutes off the train journey to Birmingham” adding that businessmen and women could spend the time working on the train anyway. Mayor Johnson said: “The mitigation is not good enough and there isn’t even a real connection between HS1 and HS2. If you wanted to travel from Birmingham to Paris, you’d have to get off in London. Walk a mile. Then get another train at Stratford International to Paris.”
Boris stated that crime had fallen by 50 per cent since he became Mayor in 2008 and, while he accepts that hate crimes have risen, he attributed this to more reporting of them by victims.
The next People’s Question Time will be in Croydon on March 10 next year.