No delay on Tube, Prescott pledges
Saturday 15 May 1999
The Deputy Prime Minister had invited the press to a "glimpse of the future", an effort to dispel "all the doubts and cynicism" about the long-delayed, over-budget Jubilee Line extension. "This is a celebration," he declared, rather overstating the case given that two-thirds of the line is more than a year behind schedule.
Then came the pounds 3.3bn question: Will the line, designed to convey millions of visitors to the Dome, be ready for New Year's Eve? "It will open in time for the Millennium," Mr Prescott replied wearily. "The line is actually built. The stations are there. All these doubting Thomases..."
Three stations later came the announcement: "All change please. This train terminates here." The remaining stations, from Canary Wharf to Green Park, were left for another day.
International Women's Day 2014: The shocking statistics that show why it is still so important
Malaysia Airlines: Search for true identity of passengers with stolen passports launched as terrorism concern grows
Teacher shows sex tape featuring herself to pupils during class by mistake
International Women’s Day: 'When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch' - feminist quotes from female icons to inspire you
Dead woman's body found sitting in a car after six years after direct debits ran $54,000 bank account dry
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Ukraine crisis: Russia dismisses '3am ultimatum' as 'total nonsense'
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
White people become less racist just by moving to more diverse areas, study finds
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
- 1 International Women's Day 2014: The shocking statistics that show why it is still so important
- 2 Orgasm machine to deliver climax at the push of a button
- 3 Dear 'The Sun', breast cancer isn't sexy
- 4 Teacher shows sex tape featuring herself to pupils during class by mistake
- 5 Singapore sting: Sky-high prices are pushing locals to the edge of affordability
£12000 per annum: Inspiring Interns: A small but growing chain of boutique hot...
£12000 per annum: Inspiring Interns: The company works with Tier 1 FTSE 100 Ba...
£45 - 60k Per Annum: Charter Selection: Highly profitable leisure brand, marke...
£30000 - £50000 per annum + Highly Competitive Salary: Austen Lloyd: Residenti...