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Star date: 3rd December 2010

THE SALFORD STAR MARY BURNS AWARDS: Day 2

THE GEORGE BUSH `READ MY LIPS' AWARD

In previous years John Merry, Leader of Salford City Council, has totally stormed this Award (see here) and his gob has been in fine form during 2010, continuing to big up the city's regeneration rubble. But can John get the hat trick this year?

Oh! The excitement is killing us. So, let's open the bin and find out who's won this prized MARY.

Ladies and Gentlemen.  THE GEORGE BUSH `READ MY LIPS' AWARD goes to….

Please do a drum roll and click here…


MARY BURNS AWARD SALFORD CENTRAL MISSION DEMOLITION
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COUNCILLOR DEREK ANTROBUS!!!

Salford City Council's Lead Member for Planning, scoops the `Read My Lips' Award, just ahead of John Merry, for his pronouncement on the huge locally listed URC Church building (previously Salford Central Mission) on the corner of Trafford Road and Broadway, near Salford Quays.

The Council wanted to demolish the Church, despite its importance to the heritage of Salford, and plonk the controversial new Oasis Academy school on the site…mainly because it looked good as part of MediaCityUK (see here for further details).

At the planning meeting in February 2007 Councillor Antrobus pronounced…

"I'm not prepared to accept this [academy planning proposal] unless there's a very clear commitment that the building will not be demolished"

2nd December 2010: Votes to demolish the URC Church building.

Ladies and Gentlemen. The George Bush `Read My Lips' Award goes to…

Councillor Derek Antrobus!!!

Applause.

* See Day 1 Award here
 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Brian F Kirkham wrote
at 10:35:43 AM on Friday, December 3, 2010
An Atypical example of a politician saying something for votes and/or elevation. Not in the league of Messrs Blair and Cameron and Clegg but the comparision is there. When are politicians (of all kinds/parties) going to realise what they say is going to be written down and held on record?
 
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