Another reason to dislike Red Ken.This article explains why he went all out for the 2012 Olympics and helped commit us to £10Bn, at the latest estimate, although it could still double.
It seems that this b45^4rd was willing to commit us to this millstone because he wanted some of the money which will be thrown at this project sticking to him and help him in his job as Mayor.
Now that this has come out we can only hope that the impact to his voters pockets and the inconvenience of the building work will sway a few of the voters. Although from the polls it seems that Londoners are made up of the Socialists of the South East. I hope that they enjoy the congestion charges and the other crap he throws at them daily. It's why I avoid the place.