Public consultation

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A public consultation on the £3 billion extension to the Bakerloo Line, which will run from Elephant & Castle towards New Cross, Lewisham, Bromley and Hayes, was held this week. For some, this may not mean much. For those who have the misfortune of relying on the coughing, spluttering coffin of hell that is a Southeastern train to commute to and from central London, however, this means a long-awaited slice of justice...
The problem with public consultations is that they so rarely involve the public! More often than not they are a mere PR exercise in securing a consensus among policy makers and professionals with little effort expended to find out what the rest of us really think.