Brent Council in the Dock: Day 1
Despite Murdoch’s best efforts to monopolise the media, our legal challenge was featured in national, London and local media, with more to come…
Not bad eh? Everyone except Brent council seems to appreciate the importance of libraries.
This case, challenging Brent’s interpretation of the law, could have serious repercuassions for local authorities everywhere – public cuts of this kind cannot be just voted through on a whim.
“Brent sought to characterise its proposals as a ‘transformation’ of library services, but in reality it has simply swung a wrecking ball through local services with little regard to the consequences for those who use them.” (John Halford, Brent SOS Solicitor)
It was an impressive and colourful turnout – the gallery was so full they had to open up the dusty upstairs bit. We hope those that didn’t make can come on Wednesday – it will be fun!