Andrew Boff: Scrap West Ham stadium deal immediately and save our taxpayers extra £25M

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Mar
22

Olympic-Stadium
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Andrew Boff, London Assembly Member, Olympic Spokesman and Hackney resident says: “The decision to give West Ham the Olympic stadium means Londoners and the nation’s taxpayers have been landed with a poor deal. It is a disgrace that another £25 million from the public purse will now be used to prop up this agreement. I argued from the start that the commitment to retain the athletics track in the stadium would mean more public money being sucked into propping up this developing white elephant. It is disappointing that sound economics has been ignored in the interests of delivering a legacy not fit for purpose. The deal should be scrapped immediately and a commercially viable alternative explored as a matter of urgency.”

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