David Lammy MP

Discussion in 'The New Stadium' started by andyw362, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. michaelden

    michaelden Knight of the Fat Fanny

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    Lammy should have tried to find funding or concessions for the club, if he thought he didn't want to lose one of his biggest businesses in the area. I can remember back before this there was talk of Spurs moving because of the viability of developing the ground and the restrictions imposed on them.

    Quite possibly, but I have to say that when I lived In Edmonton, and Freezy Water in '97 and was travelling 4 hours a day to work in Surrey, I didn't appreciate the transport links, even more so on match days. For them to remain so woefully inadequate means that someone, somewhere isn't doing their job, and Lammy, who might not have been around then but is now should've been highlighting this as a serious issue. It is a proven fact that better transport links to an area boosts the revenue of the area, in some cases workers get more opportunities to find better paying work. Think of all the areas that recieved high speed links to London, and those opened up to CW by the DLR
     
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    tt265 Member

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    Agree that BJ doesn't particularly care about Tottenham, it's a labour stronghold. But more importantly noone wants the olypic stadium to become a White elephant and it will be if that track is allowed to remain. A mix of athletics and football just won't work together. I'd prefer we stayed in Tottenham but I see moving to Stratford as the next stage in the Spurs story.
     
  3. jimmyn16

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    It's an inconvenient truth but Lammy has tried to improve transport in Tottenham.

    in 2003 he was one of the prime movers in a campaign to get the Victoria Line extended to Northumberland Park.

    http://tinyurl.com/5vdrd6y

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2862557.stm

    Unfortunately, while Lammy, Haringey Council and THFC were in favour of the extension, the TfL 'business case methodology' found it would not be good value for money. It suggested London Underground invested its money in other projects or improve other modes of transport in Northumberland Park.

    http://tinyurl.com/6xzhofg

    And, sadly, TfL's argument won the day.
     
  4. michaelden

    michaelden Knight of the Fat Fanny

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    Then well done for trying. But I was taught if at first you don't succeed, try & try and try again :up:

    I must say that in truth I find the fact that TFL hasn't upgraded the infrastructure pretty shocking. Its a different argument but I can't understand the privatisation of things like rail when there is only 1 operator. That's not competition in a free market but franchised monopolies
     
  5. Samson

    Samson Well-Known Member

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    It will be an illustration of just how ruthless the Tories are if we move. I'll be quite impressed, to be honest.

    I would add about Lammy that he cheered when the Olympics went to East London- did he not think that North London might miss out as a result?
     
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    There is no significant difference between the big 3 parties . They all take their orders from Brussels and have a pro Federalist EU agenda . Don't believe anything would be any different if the Tories had won outright majority .

    I will never vote for one of the big parties again , it's UKIP or an independent from now on .
     
  7. Rout-Ledge

    Rout-Ledge Well-Known Member

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    a) not in this thread

    b) Jesus christ
     

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