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PRESCOTT FACES HIGH COURT FIGHT OVER SALE OF TUBE

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Transport for London has given approval for legal action to contest the government's insistence on a public-private...
Transport for London has given approval for legal action to contest the government's insistence on a public-private partnership (PPP) for London Underground, BBC Radio Four's Today programme reported this morning.
London mayor Ken Livingstone told Today: 'By law....I have a duty to provide a transport strategy which is safe, efficent and economic and if the PPP goes ahead it will not be possible to have any of those legally binding commitments in place'.
He siad his legal case was that, 'because the proposals are unsafe and are much more expensive than the alternative, it would be unlawful to proceed with PPP'. If the court found in his favour, the government would have to reconsider its policy, Mr Livingstone said.
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