Tate Modern extension
Tate Modern is in the news again, and I see that Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota still hasn't had the decency to resign over the scandal of paying £600,000 to one of its trustees for a load of elephant dung. Now he's telling us the proposed Tate extension will cause "an extraordinary explosion of activity in this area". Planning permission has not yet been sought for the new glass building, which will cost £215 million and increase the Tate's exhibition space by 60%, but Sir Nick knows his plan won't be rejected. The London Development Agency under Mayor Red Ken - has already agreed to provide £7m toward the project. A nice little earner, eh, Sir Nick?