This is the then and current roadscheme project leader writing to me about costs. In reality at the time she was writing the costs had risen from £170m to £1 billion, yet no-one except Councillors Bailey, Harding and I turned a hair about this. Same officials and councillors are still in charge. What are the current costs? We don’t know and can’t find out because the Project Leader’s files are apparently in such a mess. If you are a Greater Manchester council taxpayer – be very afraid.