Daily Archives: December 17, 2009

Jim Pickard

A Christmas card from Nick Brown, Labour chief whip, arrives through the post. No idea where he found this picture of a young Nick Clegg in fancy dress – but I thought I’d share it.

Jim Pickard

The Chris Bolt adjudication (I flagged it up yesterday) came through this morning, as my colleague Robert Wright reports. It is particularly bad news for the Tube Lines PPP consortium.

The PPP arbiter has told Tube Lines it will have to do the upgrade work on its three Underground lines for £4.4bn. That suggests a gap of £1.35bn between the figure of £5.75bn which Tube Lines insisted it needed to carry out the 7.5-year programme. Read more