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France, Germany, and any other country you might care to mention they own most of England now anyway. I see Birmingham council is backtracking on the suggestion that they might have to sell off assets like the NIA, NIC, NEC and other such items to pay for the cuts expected from the ConDem Alliance.
, Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:52 pm
The best laid plans of mice & men, and so much talk just leads to so much hot air. Just look at Broad St now. Get past the NIA and what do you have. Just a clutch of binge drinking bars and lap dancing clubs. It could have been so much different.
Mike you have read more or less the same books and articles that I have concerning Birmingham. We know that reality never happens as it is planned. The finished clearance areas and Bull Ring never ended up as Manzoni wanted in the 60's. Much the same as the early 1900 revamp of Birmingham never ended up as Chamberlain envisaged.
Why because developers had to be included in the plans and developers are not interested in idealism only in making money.