I was, by the way, on the previous question going to ask whether you were inclined to sponsor the creation of a London branch of the Bullingdon Club to promote youth harmony, but I did not have the opportunity to do that. Given its promotion of vertical drinking and antisocial behaviour that is probably not a good idea.
On the Gateway I am surprised that the Tories even persisted with this question because the proper posture for you is one of shame at having given back to the Government £350 million which they had put on the table for you to spend on improving transport in the Gateway. -- What I cannot understand is that you are indulging your friends in the Tory boroughs and saying, 'You don't have to build any social housing if you don't want to,' and the obvious quid pro quo, with respect, is to facilitate the construction of housing in the Thames Gateway. It tends to be a Labour area. Could you tell me - other than Bexley who you appear to have been talking to endlessly about your aspirations for the area or lack of aspirations - which other boroughs you have met? Have you met the Thames Gateway boroughs to discuss the Bridge, to discuss transport, to discuss housing, to discuss any of those issues? Have you bothered to do it?