Friday, June 10, 2005

Voice of experience

Hamish (don't know his last name), who lived in London for 10 years, hits the nail just right in his description of why it doesn't work:

Now, all cities have their problems, but London is what you get when you have a mediaeval streetplan, Georgian Buildings, Victorian Sewers, Edwardian Subways and Third World traffic levels.

Then in order to try and make it all hang together, you let the socialists run it in the sixities, seventies, and early eighties, and when that kinda doesn't work, you make the whole thing an ideaological exercise in testing the free market.

Imagine the result.

I don't have to imagine it, unfortunately.