With Joanna Lumley already having gone to the press with her sob story, it was only a matter of time before Heatherwick was rolled into action to deliver a few soundbites in a desperate attempt to salvage the Garden Bridge development.
Next up: Thomas Heatherwick
It was the old friend of the Garden Bridge the Evening Standard that offered him the opportunity. It so happened that this was the first edition of the “newspaper” edited by George Osborne. Don’t forget that Osborne has a particular history with the project, instructing the Department for Transport to give it £30m of taxpayers money and avoiding official channels in doing so. As with Lumley in The Times, this wasn’t going to be a challenging piece of journalism interrogating the Garden Bridge – instead Heatherwick was given a cosy column on the page facing the editorial.
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