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Gordon Mathieson and the Glasgow City Council have a strange idea

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Gordon Mathieson and the Glasgow City Council have a strange idea

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...-west-26857816
Yes, I saw this on the news and found it extremely bizarre. The building of poorly constructed high-rises was a low point in Britain's history of social housing.

Interestingly, when the Red Road flats were built, they were the tallest social housing flats in Europe. And then another city built some one floor higher, and that's where I grew up. Not many people know that.
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I was baffled when I heard the rationale from the ceremony chairwoman:

"By sharing the final moments of the Red Road flats with the world as part of the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, Glasgow is proving it is a city that is proud of its history but doesn't stand still, a city that is constantly regenerating, renewing and re-inventing itself."

How does blowing up a skanky block of flats demonstrate pride in your history? That's twisted logic.
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Reveals the diminished IQ of Labour Party Ideologues and Functionaries
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It's not happening now: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...west-27009806?

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