Reasearch into projected infrastructure demand estimates a population rise of 37 per cent

Boris Johnson has ruled out building on the green belt to meet infrastructure demand

Boris Johnson has ruled out building on the green belt to meet infrastructure demand

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The population of London is set to increase by 37 per cent to 11 million by 2050, according to a report commissioned by the Mayor of London.

The research into how the capital's infrastructure will deal with the rise found up to 1.3 trillion must be spent between 2016 and 2050.

It found 50,000 new homes and 600 schools will have to be built, with a 60 per cent increase in demand for Underground services.

Boris Johnson has announced he will set up London Infrastructure Delivery Board to address the issues, but has ruled out building on the green belt, insisting brownfield sites are available.

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10:56am Thu 31 Jul 14

mdj says...

Given that this is 36 years away, might it not be smarter to develop policies to prevent this nightmare happening?
Given that this is 36 years away, might it not be smarter to develop policies to prevent this nightmare happening? mdj
  • Score: 31

11:21am Thu 31 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

mdj wrote:
Given that this is 36 years away, might it not be smarter to develop policies to prevent this nightmare happening?
Get out of the EU for a start will help.
[quote][p][bold]mdj[/bold] wrote: Given that this is 36 years away, might it not be smarter to develop policies to prevent this nightmare happening?[/p][/quote]Get out of the EU for a start will help. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -6

1:10pm Thu 31 Jul 14

T. Watts says...

@mdj @cornbeefur

Well by my reckoning, you two will be six feet under - or someone will have driven a stake through your hearts by then...
@mdj @cornbeefur Well by my reckoning, you two will be six feet under - or someone will have driven a stake through your hearts by then... T. Watts
  • Score: -27

10:10am Fri 1 Aug 14

DaveInTheForest says...

T. Watts wrote:
@mdj @cornbeefur

Well by my reckoning, you two will be six feet under - or someone will have driven a stake through your hearts by then...
Ah - T. Watts - another Government sponsored troll. Listen T.Watts, most people who live in London understand the impact of the un-fettered immigration since Labour introduce the policies intended to "rub our noses in it". The infrastructure in London cannot cope as it is (not sure when you last tried to get your kids into a school, or see the doctor, or use the tube). We certainly don't need 3 or 4 million more people here. Mind you, it doesn't affect most of leaders with their country mansions and smart townhouses. The only issue about immigration for them is whether they can get a cheap nanny or cleaner.
[quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: @mdj @cornbeefur Well by my reckoning, you two will be six feet under - or someone will have driven a stake through your hearts by then...[/p][/quote]Ah - T. Watts - another Government sponsored troll. Listen T.Watts, most people who live in London understand the impact of the un-fettered immigration since Labour introduce the policies intended to "rub our noses in it". The infrastructure in London cannot cope as it is (not sure when you last tried to get your kids into a school, or see the doctor, or use the tube). We certainly don't need 3 or 4 million more people here. Mind you, it doesn't affect most of leaders with their country mansions and smart townhouses. The only issue about immigration for them is whether they can get a cheap nanny or cleaner. DaveInTheForest
  • Score: -5

12:47pm Fri 1 Aug 14

T. Watts says...

DaveInTheForest wrote:
T. Watts wrote:
@mdj @cornbeefur

Well by my reckoning, you two will be six feet under - or someone will have driven a stake through your hearts by then...
Ah - T. Watts - another Government sponsored troll. Listen T.Watts, most people who live in London understand the impact of the un-fettered immigration since Labour introduce the policies intended to "rub our noses in it". The infrastructure in London cannot cope as it is (not sure when you last tried to get your kids into a school, or see the doctor, or use the tube). We certainly don't need 3 or 4 million more people here. Mind you, it doesn't affect most of leaders with their country mansions and smart townhouses. The only issue about immigration for them is whether they can get a cheap nanny or cleaner.
Blimey Cornbeefur - that's a bit dark, even for one of your glove puppets!

I quite liked his little 'Tool' refrain - did it not go down too well with the public and you decided to drop it? I think we should be told.

Better still, why not go back to the classic body of work - y'know, the Darleks, the green toothed lefties on the Orford Rd, we all loved that.
[quote][p][bold]DaveInTheForest[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: @mdj @cornbeefur Well by my reckoning, you two will be six feet under - or someone will have driven a stake through your hearts by then...[/p][/quote]Ah - T. Watts - another Government sponsored troll. Listen T.Watts, most people who live in London understand the impact of the un-fettered immigration since Labour introduce the policies intended to "rub our noses in it". The infrastructure in London cannot cope as it is (not sure when you last tried to get your kids into a school, or see the doctor, or use the tube). We certainly don't need 3 or 4 million more people here. Mind you, it doesn't affect most of leaders with their country mansions and smart townhouses. The only issue about immigration for them is whether they can get a cheap nanny or cleaner.[/p][/quote]Blimey Cornbeefur - that's a bit dark, even for one of your glove puppets! I quite liked his little 'Tool' refrain - did it not go down too well with the public and you decided to drop it? I think we should be told. Better still, why not go back to the classic body of work - y'know, the Darleks, the green toothed lefties on the Orford Rd, we all loved that. T. Watts
  • Score: -12

1:19pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

DaveInTheForest wrote:
T. Watts wrote:
@mdj @cornbeefur

Well by my reckoning, you two will be six feet under - or someone will have driven a stake through your hearts by then...
Ah - T. Watts - another Government sponsored troll. Listen T.Watts, most people who live in London understand the impact of the un-fettered immigration since Labour introduce the policies intended to "rub our noses in it". The infrastructure in London cannot cope as it is (not sure when you last tried to get your kids into a school, or see the doctor, or use the tube). We certainly don't need 3 or 4 million more people here. Mind you, it doesn't affect most of leaders with their country mansions and smart townhouses. The only issue about immigration for them is whether they can get a cheap nanny or cleaner.
It is the liberal minded fools who condone this mass immigration like TWAtts who will be blamed by future generations for ruining this country. They are blindly taken the country slowly but surely into the abyss as it will be the future generations who will be paying for these immigrants healthcare, pensions and benefits with more taking out of the system than putting in. It is totally unsustainable. Apart from European migrants settling here , we have of course the millions from outside the EU who know that this country is too soft and give money away like confetti.
[quote][p][bold]DaveInTheForest[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: @mdj @cornbeefur Well by my reckoning, you two will be six feet under - or someone will have driven a stake through your hearts by then...[/p][/quote]Ah - T. Watts - another Government sponsored troll. Listen T.Watts, most people who live in London understand the impact of the un-fettered immigration since Labour introduce the policies intended to "rub our noses in it". The infrastructure in London cannot cope as it is (not sure when you last tried to get your kids into a school, or see the doctor, or use the tube). We certainly don't need 3 or 4 million more people here. Mind you, it doesn't affect most of leaders with their country mansions and smart townhouses. The only issue about immigration for them is whether they can get a cheap nanny or cleaner.[/p][/quote]It is the liberal minded fools who condone this mass immigration like TWAtts who will be blamed by future generations for ruining this country. They are blindly taken the country slowly but surely into the abyss as it will be the future generations who will be paying for these immigrants healthcare, pensions and benefits with more taking out of the system than putting in. It is totally unsustainable. Apart from European migrants settling here , we have of course the millions from outside the EU who know that this country is too soft and give money away like confetti. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -9

1:45pm Fri 1 Aug 14

T. Watts says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
DaveInTheForest wrote:
T. Watts wrote:
@mdj @cornbeefur

Well by my reckoning, you two will be six feet under - or someone will have driven a stake through your hearts by then...
Ah - T. Watts - another Government sponsored troll. Listen T.Watts, most people who live in London understand the impact of the un-fettered immigration since Labour introduce the policies intended to "rub our noses in it". The infrastructure in London cannot cope as it is (not sure when you last tried to get your kids into a school, or see the doctor, or use the tube). We certainly don't need 3 or 4 million more people here. Mind you, it doesn't affect most of leaders with their country mansions and smart townhouses. The only issue about immigration for them is whether they can get a cheap nanny or cleaner.
It is the liberal minded fools who condone this mass immigration like TWAtts who will be blamed by future generations for ruining this country. They are blindly taken the country slowly but surely into the abyss as it will be the future generations who will be paying for these immigrants healthcare, pensions and benefits with more taking out of the system than putting in. It is totally unsustainable. Apart from European migrants settling here , we have of course the millions from outside the EU who know that this country is too soft and give money away like confetti.
No, no, no Cornbeefur!

You're not listening!

The darleks...

The green toothed lefties...

Must try harder.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DaveInTheForest[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: @mdj @cornbeefur Well by my reckoning, you two will be six feet under - or someone will have driven a stake through your hearts by then...[/p][/quote]Ah - T. Watts - another Government sponsored troll. Listen T.Watts, most people who live in London understand the impact of the un-fettered immigration since Labour introduce the policies intended to "rub our noses in it". The infrastructure in London cannot cope as it is (not sure when you last tried to get your kids into a school, or see the doctor, or use the tube). We certainly don't need 3 or 4 million more people here. Mind you, it doesn't affect most of leaders with their country mansions and smart townhouses. The only issue about immigration for them is whether they can get a cheap nanny or cleaner.[/p][/quote]It is the liberal minded fools who condone this mass immigration like TWAtts who will be blamed by future generations for ruining this country. They are blindly taken the country slowly but surely into the abyss as it will be the future generations who will be paying for these immigrants healthcare, pensions and benefits with more taking out of the system than putting in. It is totally unsustainable. Apart from European migrants settling here , we have of course the millions from outside the EU who know that this country is too soft and give money away like confetti.[/p][/quote]No, no, no Cornbeefur! You're not listening! The darleks... The green toothed lefties... Must try harder. T. Watts
  • Score: -16

11:22pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Linzi Doze says...

Thank god my husband myself & other family members emigrated on Wednesday 30th July 2014. Ive been reading some of your comments as i wanted to comment on another article. The comments have really amused me. Its unbelievable how many Lefties live in Walthamstow, they have definitely moved in from elsewhere...........
. Are some of you supposed to be commenting on here, ie T Watts?
Thank god my husband myself & other family members emigrated on Wednesday 30th July 2014. Ive been reading some of your comments as i wanted to comment on another article. The comments have really amused me. Its unbelievable how many Lefties live in Walthamstow, they have definitely moved in from elsewhere........... . Are some of you supposed to be commenting on here, ie T Watts? Linzi Doze
  • Score: -3

2:18pm Sat 2 Aug 14

G Sladden says...

mdj wrote:
Given that this is 36 years away, might it not be smarter to develop policies to prevent this nightmare happening?
>> might it not be smarter to develop policies to prevent this nightmare happening?
[quote][p][bold]mdj[/bold] wrote: Given that this is 36 years away, might it not be smarter to develop policies to prevent this nightmare happening?[/p][/quote]>> might it not be smarter to develop policies to prevent this nightmare happening? G Sladden
  • Score: -11

2:19pm Sat 2 Aug 14

G Sladden says...

Mdj. I fear the answer is no. Short-termism in politics and economics is the name of the game. Politicians think in five years terms. 36 years, may well be 200 years for all they care. And so, London’s population, continues to grow, primarily through immigration and the engineered consensus (now almost completely achieved) that such level of immigration is a good thing for everybody. The name of the game is that the various long-term social costs should be borne in order to secure the short-term economic benefits. Both the left and the right are fully on board and travelling in the same direction on this. They don’t believe there is any alternative to perennial growth in GDP via massive population expansion. Those on the right mostly have an eye on the balance sheet, as to them life itself is a giant balance sheet. But it’s ok for them, as they don’t have to live in places like Walthamstow or Newham. The chattering classes and left wing commentariat, on the other hand, know that without a continuous supply of indigence and struggling people from all corners of the world, they wouldn’t be in business anymore. Curiosly, they too tent to shun the above mentioned postcodes as their living quarters.
Everybody else has been sold down the river decades ago with the consolation price of a few techie gadgets and a subscription to cable TV (or whatever the equivalent to bread and circus is these days).
Like the charming and intelligent T. Watts said, hopefully I’ll be six feet under in 2050. But I do fear for my children.
Mdj. I fear the answer is no. Short-termism in politics and economics is the name of the game. Politicians think in five years terms. 36 years, may well be 200 years for all they care. And so, London’s population, continues to grow, primarily through immigration and the engineered consensus (now almost completely achieved) that such level of immigration is a good thing for everybody. The name of the game is that the various long-term social costs should be borne in order to secure the short-term economic benefits. Both the left and the right are fully on board and travelling in the same direction on this. They don’t believe there is any alternative to perennial growth in GDP via massive population expansion. Those on the right mostly have an eye on the balance sheet, as to them life itself is a giant balance sheet. But it’s ok for them, as they don’t have to live in places like Walthamstow or Newham. The chattering classes and left wing commentariat, on the other hand, know that without a continuous supply of indigence and struggling people from all corners of the world, they wouldn’t be in business anymore. Curiosly, they too tent to shun the above mentioned postcodes as their living quarters. Everybody else has been sold down the river decades ago with the consolation price of a few techie gadgets and a subscription to cable TV (or whatever the equivalent to bread and circus is these days). Like the charming and intelligent T. Watts said, hopefully I’ll be six feet under in 2050. But I do fear for my children. G Sladden
  • Score: 10

9:13pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

T. Watts wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
DaveInTheForest wrote:
T. Watts wrote:
@mdj @cornbeefur

Well by my reckoning, you two will be six feet under - or someone will have driven a stake through your hearts by then...
Ah - T. Watts - another Government sponsored troll. Listen T.Watts, most people who live in London understand the impact of the un-fettered immigration since Labour introduce the policies intended to "rub our noses in it". The infrastructure in London cannot cope as it is (not sure when you last tried to get your kids into a school, or see the doctor, or use the tube). We certainly don't need 3 or 4 million more people here. Mind you, it doesn't affect most of leaders with their country mansions and smart townhouses. The only issue about immigration for them is whether they can get a cheap nanny or cleaner.
It is the liberal minded fools who condone this mass immigration like TWAtts who will be blamed by future generations for ruining this country. They are blindly taken the country slowly but surely into the abyss as it will be the future generations who will be paying for these immigrants healthcare, pensions and benefits with more taking out of the system than putting in. It is totally unsustainable. Apart from European migrants settling here , we have of course the millions from outside the EU who know that this country is too soft and give money away like confetti.
No, no, no Cornbeefur!

You're not listening!

The darleks...

The green toothed lefties...

Must try harder.
TWAtts, you are old hat, people have had enough of 'enrichment'.
[quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DaveInTheForest[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: @mdj @cornbeefur Well by my reckoning, you two will be six feet under - or someone will have driven a stake through your hearts by then...[/p][/quote]Ah - T. Watts - another Government sponsored troll. Listen T.Watts, most people who live in London understand the impact of the un-fettered immigration since Labour introduce the policies intended to "rub our noses in it". The infrastructure in London cannot cope as it is (not sure when you last tried to get your kids into a school, or see the doctor, or use the tube). We certainly don't need 3 or 4 million more people here. Mind you, it doesn't affect most of leaders with their country mansions and smart townhouses. The only issue about immigration for them is whether they can get a cheap nanny or cleaner.[/p][/quote]It is the liberal minded fools who condone this mass immigration like TWAtts who will be blamed by future generations for ruining this country. They are blindly taken the country slowly but surely into the abyss as it will be the future generations who will be paying for these immigrants healthcare, pensions and benefits with more taking out of the system than putting in. It is totally unsustainable. Apart from European migrants settling here , we have of course the millions from outside the EU who know that this country is too soft and give money away like confetti.[/p][/quote]No, no, no Cornbeefur! You're not listening! The darleks... The green toothed lefties... Must try harder.[/p][/quote]TWAtts, you are old hat, people have had enough of 'enrichment'. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 1

2:50pm Mon 4 Aug 14

T. Watts says...

Linzi Doze wrote:
Thank god my husband myself & other family members emigrated on Wednesday 30th July 2014. Ive been reading some of your comments as i wanted to comment on another article. The comments have really amused me. Its unbelievable how many Lefties live in Walthamstow, they have definitely moved in from elsewhere...........

. Are some of you supposed to be commenting on here, ie T Watts?
I like **** comments.

I like mad people comments.

But what I like more than anything else is when the comment embodies both.
[quote][p][bold]Linzi Doze[/bold] wrote: Thank god my husband myself & other family members emigrated on Wednesday 30th July 2014. Ive been reading some of your comments as i wanted to comment on another article. The comments have really amused me. Its unbelievable how many Lefties live in Walthamstow, they have definitely moved in from elsewhere........... . Are some of you supposed to be commenting on here, ie T Watts?[/p][/quote]I like **** comments. I like mad people comments. But what I like more than anything else is when the comment embodies both. T. Watts
  • Score: 5

12:06pm Wed 6 Aug 14

myopinioncounts says...

I think the "White Flight" from London will help keep the population down even if the demographics are altered beyond imagining.
I think the "White Flight" from London will help keep the population down even if the demographics are altered beyond imagining. myopinioncounts
  • Score: -3

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