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COMMENTBy Giles Broadbent
These are curious times.
If we were in a Shakespeare play, the Sudden Storm of Saturday and the current Opposition Of Jove would signal a cataclysmic disruption.
Business leaders in east London have been left "disappointed" after Danny Alexander failed to acknowledge calls for more river crossings.
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury unveiled his Investing in Britain's Future Statement and many were hopeful of Government backing for a cross-river link.
Both Newham and Greenwich councils, outspoken proponents of more river crossings, are celebrating "overwhelming" public backing for the project.
Business leaders have teamed up with MP Jim Fitzpatrick to campaign for more river crossings in east London.
The London Chamber of Commerce wants Mayor Boris Johnson to demand cash from the Government to build the proposed Silvertown Crossing and another at Gallions Reach.
Before the Olympics, there were dark mutterings that, once councils had gained their Stalinist powers, they would not easily surrender them.
And so it has come to pass. The parking lockdown, says Newham, "proved such a success" that, hey, here's a random, crazy thought, how about formalising the restrictions into a permanent regime?