Yesterday, the London Assembly met to discuss any concerns they might have over the ABP deal at Royal Albert Dock, after allegations by Michael Crick in a Channel 4 programme.John Biggs, who was acting as Chairman yesterday, said that ABP were naturally concerned about their reputation in view of Michael Crick’s allegations. They were therefore taking legal action against Channel 4 News.
Last week, at a fiery and often hot tempered meeting of Mayor’s Question Time, Boris Johnson passionately defended the deal and extolled its value for London and the UK. Meanwhile, yesterday, the auditors reassured the members about the validity of the tender process. It would not be appropriate for Boris Johnson to attend any further meetings at this stage.
The webcast of the London Assembly meeting yesterday is here.
The webcam of the Channel 4 programme is here. Len Duvall took exception to ABP sending the London Assembly a copy of the intended litigation. However. Mr. Duvall forgets some of the potentially slanderous comments made at the meeting of Mayor’s Question Time in November.