Thursday, February 01, 2007

So no Casino....

Any views on that subject?

A local group seemed to have been set up very late in the day to object to the idea.. so late in fact that it was only referred to in the latest Greenwich Society Newsletter that appeared in my post only a few days before the decision was made.

But let's be more rationale about this.

All the 'ordinary' Mancunians I saw interviewed on BBC News about the fact they had won the bid were over the moon.. including 'little old ladies'. Have no Greenwich residents, especially the objectors, considered the huge loss of potential jobs that will now occur as a consequence of this bid having been lost? What does it mean for the overall viability of the remaining plans for the Dome? Finally, where is the money coming from to take forward a virtually complete and fully serviced 'mezzanine' floor at the Dome that will now have to look for 'Phase III' funding to remain anything other than empty?

P.S. In overall terms I think that I feel more for the people and businesses in Blackpool though. They are now going to be facing a bleak future.

2 comments:

Indigo said...

Have no Greenwich residents, especially the objectors, considered the huge loss of potential jobs that will now occur as a consequence of this bid having been lost?

What huge loss of jobs? You have "bought into" the AEG/Council propaganda. Other than the construction jobs, such jobs that were created would be low-status, low-paid, insecure, requiring working anti-social hours and either (a) displaced from other businesses in the Borough (eg in restaurants) or (b) taken by migrants.

What does it mean for the overall viability of the remaining plans for the Dome? Finally, where is the money coming from to take forward a virtually complete and fully serviced 'mezzanine' floor at the Dome that will now have to look for 'Phase III' funding to remain anything other than empty?

There is already a lot of interest in our idea for an alternative.

If you'd really wanted to know the answers to these questions, why did you not e-mail us at no.casino@longitude0.co.uk ? We've done the research and could have given you the answers.

Eeyore said...

Surely extra jobs.. of any description.. are better than none?

As to your 'ideas' I can see no sign of any alternatives offered on your listed Web site.

Why not post them here?