In case you hadn't noticed, Andrew Gilligan has spent his week trying to 'get' the Western extension of the Congestion Charge.
First he went for Boris:
Then he went for the bureaucrats:
And now he's gone for Boris again:
Now I hate to be the one to have to break this to you Andrew, but I just don't think Boris is listening any more.
In fact I'm pretty sure he stopped listening to you round about the time he won the election.
And if you don't believe me, then just ask the 'Tory member of the London Assembly' who you quote in your first article.
I mean if even he is struggling to be listened to, then what chance has a newspaper columnist and one-time journalist like yourself got?
Of course it may be the unthinkable happens and Boris actually keeps one of his promises and scraps the extension.
But with even the Standard conceding that the consultation is likely to bring back mixed results, then on exactly which will leg will he then stand if he simply rejects those findings out of hand?