Ken Livingstone tried to do over water usage in London, he blamed ordinary people and lectured them that they should stop leaving the tap on while brushing or having a long shower meanwhile Thames was losing 915 million litres a day, the regulator, the idiots paid to tell us what they are doing and then do nothing said - enough to fill 366 Olympic-sized swimming pools. He did not do anything about Thames Water and what he did do is a scandal, in London, most of the Victorian pipes in central and East London were bone dry and the problems were with North London, which cannot be fixed with plastic pipes. Thames Water replaced perfectly good cast iron pipes with plastic pipes and they do not even know their shelf life, some people predict 30 years. So you take out something that is perfectly OK, why? apparently
The politicians needed good publicity and Thames Water will be picking up a good sum from taxpayers to do it all over again, they call it win win in politics, they are not worried about the ordinary person.
so you and your children will face disruption from the corporate water companies some time soon again, tell the children how great it was, the noise, the plastic and you can even tell them they are not blameless. in the name of the father Ken, the idiot.