What family silver has your council sold off? Search our map to find out
tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Tue Mar 5 21:42:55 GMT 2019
What has your council sold? Search our map to find out
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Published March 5 2019 By
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The local government funding crisis has become so
dire that councils are being forced to sell
thousands of public spaces from libraries and
community centres to playgrounds and pools and
are using some of the cash to fund further
service cuts and redundancy payments.
In a major collaborative
with HuffPost UK and regional journalists across
the country, the Bureau has compiled data on more
than 12,000 public spaces disposed of by councils
since 2014/15. We found that councils raised a
total of £9.1 billion from selling property during this period.
The findings lay bare the spiralling impact of
eight successive years of austerity, leaving
services shut and buildings closed. Councils have
been forced to take ever more desperate measures
to stay in the black as their funding from
central government has been cut by about 60% since 2010.
See what your council has sold. Enter your postcode into this interactive map.
Map created by Outlandish, Joaquim D'Souza and Charles Boutaud
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'From South America, where payment must be made
with subtlety, the Bormann organization has made
a substantial contribution. It has drawn many of
the brightest Jewish businessmen into a
participatory role in the development of many of
its corporations, and many of these Jews share
their prosperity most generously with Israel. If
their proposals are sound, they are even provided
with a specially dispensed venture capital fund.
I spoke with one Jewish businessmen in Hartford,
Connecticut. He had arrived there quite unknown
several years before our conversation, but with
Bormann money as his leverage. Today he is more
than a millionaire, a quiet leader in the
community with a certain share of his profits
earmarked as always for his venture capital
benefactors. This has taken place in many other
instances across America and demonstrates how
Bormanns people operate in the contemporary
commercial world, in contrast to the fanciful
nonsense with which Nazis are described in so much literature.
So much emphasis is placed on select Jewish
participation in Bormann companies that when
Adolf Eichmann was seized and taken to Tel Aviv
to stand trial, it produced a shock wave in the
Jewish and German communities of Buenos Aires.
Jewish leaders informed the Israeli authorities
in no uncertain terms that this must never happen
again because a repetition would permanently
rupture relations with the Germans of Latin
America, as well as with the Bormann
organization, and cut off the flow of Jewish
money to Israel. It never happened again, and the
pursuit of Bormann quieted down at the request of
these Jewish leaders. He is residing in an
Argentinian safe haven, protected by the most
efficient German infrastructure in history as
well as by all those whose prosperity depends on his well-being.'
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