Friday, 3 April 2015
Tear down this wall...
Southwark Council spent £140,000 building a massive 'Berlin Wall-style' metal-spiked fence around a housing estate in south London. The council splashed £200 per metre on the 8ft-high, 700 metre-long eyesore surrounding four blocks on the Aylesbury Estate.
The locals are less than impressed. Here they are tearing it down. And rightly so. Britain is not South Africa. Things are not so bad that we need fences like that. We surrender if we give in to that mentality. Removing it is the correct response and it's nice to see community minded youths making a stand. Good for them. Certainly a great deal more productive than smashing the windows of Fortnum & Mason.