You talk about Millbank, but we have a problem with what I call "Kenbank" - the cynical manipulation of information. The last year, in which the availability of trains has dropped by 8%, is roughly the year by which you have delayed the implementation of PPP. I think Londoners need to be aware of that.
Secondly, the selective interpretation of a report which no one in this world has yet seen is also cynical, manipulative, devious, and dishonest with Londoners. I have a press statement in front of me which says that the very report from which you have quoted, which apparently condemns the PPP, has been analysed by management within the Underground and by officials in the DTI, and they find that no such conclusions come out of it. It is a bit like the selectivity with which you have treated -
Graham Tope: That is reassuring, from two objective sources. [Laughter.]
John Biggs: I certainly would not go to the Liberals for objective information. The point is that we are being asked to take on faith from you a report which we have not seen, which you are selectively quoting, which you are sound-biting and twisting as we speak. What confidence can Londoners have that you really have their interests at heart in getting the Tube fixed and working? I get the impression that you would be delighted to spend another year spinning it in the courts, painting yourself as a martyr, and ignoring the real need, which is to get the damn thing moving. And that is a question.
The Chair: Before the Mayor answers, on the allegation about twisting and spinning: by definition, we do not know if we have not seen it. It could be either way, couldn't it?