I think the main reason they would want to stop the JR is that it would cause political embarrassment were they to lose it, us and West Ham would presumably be able to claim back the money we spent bidding against a false prospectus and were it to be re-done there's no guarantee there'd be competition in the re-run process (we'd not be involved), West Ham might not be able to afford it and they'd be back to square one, insisting on a running track but with an expensive stadium slowly sinking into disuse and dereliction. Against that they've got West Ham and the current situation suits all official parties very well. The question is what more can City Hall offer? Can they bring pressure on CABE and EH to drop their conditions? Will they promise to get TFL to do something about the Victoria Line extension? Will they allow us to build the number of apartments we originally wanted to? It seems to me that there is plenty they could do, if there was the political will to do it.