In 2008, Brian Coleman exclaimed
"If the 2012 Games come in at the current budget of £9.3billion I will happily walk naked down Ballards Lane."
(reported here http://www.boriswatch.co.uk/2008/08/29/that-brian-coleman-article-in-full/)
Today the BBC reports that Brian Coleman may well be ruing his words, as the BBC reports that the scheme is going to be nearly half a billion pounds under budget - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18421211 - and that work has progressed well ahead of schedule.
The Barnet Eye is calling on Brian Coleman to publicly announce his plans to renege on this promise. Rumours have it that Mr Daniel Hope, ex Conservative Councillor for Brunswick Park and owner of the Barnet Bugle was seen in Jessops purchasing a high magnification telephoto lens, although we cannot confirm whether this is related to Mr Colemans plans.
Hat tip to Don't Call Me Dave for reminding us.