The most rabid propagandist for Crossrail 2 would have been hard pressed to claim more that a handful supported the scheme.
One of the difficulties facing officers in this neck of the woods is trying to pull the wool over residents: many residents have considerable business experience and will not be led by the nose.
Poor Michelle Dix, Tfl's Director of Planning found this to her cost when faced with a question from Richard Grantley, co-chair of MISARA.
Grantley, a retired project finance expert, asked Dr Dix whether a cost benefit analysis into the merits or otherwise of Crossrail on Kings Road had been carried out:after all, with over £1 billion of public money at risk, it would be a natural precursor to an investment of this magnitude.
Poor Doc Dix looked very confused and admitted no such analysis had been prepared.
When asked to give an absolute undertaking an analysis would be prepared, by an independent party, before a decision was taken, Dr Dix refused to answer.
No one wonder there was a eruption of, "answer the question' from the body of the hall.
Evidently when the Independent spoke to Tfl's PR people they sneeringly referred to protesters as 'retired thespians'....
What a foolish mistake; after all, the campaign's leader, Chris Lenon, oversaw the taxation policy for one of the world's biggest mining groups! Hardly a junior PR job.....