Website trolls Boris Johnson’s stint as London mayor in tube advert
- Credit: Pranay Manocha
A productivity website has mocked Boris Johnson's wasted efforts to promote the Garden Bridge during his time as London mayor.
A print advert appearing on the London Underground shows Monday.com's 'to-do list' format applied to the ill-fated project, which was dropped in 2017 at a cost of £43 million to the public purse.
"Manage everything. Even London," states the advert, before breaking down Johnson's task list, costing and progress on each step: "Set up charity / Outsource to the French / Cancel construction".
The Garden Bridge was originally proposed by actor Joanna Lumley and was one of Johnson's flagship projects during his time as London mayor.
But it was subject to a highly critical review by Labour MP Margaret Hodge, who slammed its procurement issues, costs and value for money, and the plan was shuttered after Sadiq Khan took up the mayoral post.
You may also want to watch:
The Johnson tease is part of a politically-flavoured ad series which also appears on Monday.com's website.
One satirical to-do list is titled: "Locate Correct Exit" and puts the time frame for leaving the EU to "3 years" and "0% progress".
- 1 Russell Kane: Why working class people like Boris Johnson
- 2 The biggest scandal may be that no rules were broken
- 3 BBC journalist admits being 'haunted' by fear broadcaster 'built up' Nigel Farage and UKIP
- 4 Welsh government takes Westminster to court over post-Brexit bill
- 5 A chapter is over for Britain, for good or ill
- 6 Alan Duncan should have spoken out sooner about Boris Johnson
- 7 Ulster Unionism's crisis of faith
- 8 Prosecution threat for Tories' co-chairman
- 9 EU president faces fresh calls to resign over 'disastrous' Covid vaccine programme
- 10 The only Brexit export boom is from UK businesses rushing to Europe
Become a Supporter
The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. We believe our voice is important - both in representing the pro-EU perspective and also to help rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the UK national press. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism.