23 November 2010

The Tories' "Bugger Off Society"

Another tawdry Tory timeline:
  • 13 September - At a Save Our Skyline meeting, H&F Tory Cllr Harry Phibbs says "I'm here to listen" to residents' concerns that replacing the town hall extension with two 14-storey skyscrapers would blight the skyline, force out vulnerable local residents and damage local shops.
  • 29 October - The “listening” Tories submit unchanged plans to the planning committee.
  • 12 November - Private Eye again calls H&F a Rotten Borough: "How the Bigger Society became the Bugger Off Society when it came to consulting over plans to demolish council buildings in favour of luxury flats”. Full piece here (better still, buy the paper).
Go and watch the Tories ignore local people at the next Save our Skyline meeting, 6 December, 7.15pm, Rivercourt Methodist Church, King Street W6 9JT.

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