Councillor Tom Crone calls
on Mayor to apologise to heritage campaigners
THE leader of the Green Party group on
Liverpool City Council, Councillor Tom Crone' has called on the Mayor, Joe
Anderson to apologise to heritage campaigners for his reported comments in the
Guardian newspaper. "Mayor Anderson has resorted to name calling in his
attempt to steamroller his views over those of others. Referring to people who
are genuinely concerned about protecting the important heritage of our City, as
Luddites is unacceptable and he should withdraw the comments and apologise.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Many people in this City are concerned
that there is far too much student accommodation being built and that Lime
Street is being wrecked by the massive new tower blocks that are proposed. Even
the City's status as a World Heritage Site is under threat, so there are genuine
reasons for people to oppose these developments. The comments from Joe Anderson,
or anyone in a position of power, are a step too far in this debate and should
be withdrawn immediately." said Councillor Crone.