Kensal Rise Library stripped of books overnight – Telegraph

Ina stunning act of bad faith, Mohammed Butt’s council snuck into Kensal Rise library in the dead of night and stripped it bare.  It was the last of the six to get the “Brent Treatment”, and the building will now be handed back to All Souls College, Oxford, probably to be sold.

Having met KR campaigners last week, we understand Cllr. Butt went down there again today to answer angry questions.

Having begun his reign with the news that Kilburn Library’s refurbishment has gone from £117,000 to over £650,000, it seems increasingly apparent that the change at the top has been cosmetic. With Ann John gone, perhaps Brent Labour hopes you will vote for them, even if nothing has really changed.

Richard Alleyne reports in the Telegraph today:

Whatever the reason, a council was taking no chances when it came to finally closing down a local library.

With a show of force usually reserved for clearing crack houses and illegal gipsy camps, they raided the building at 2am with dozens of police and security guards – and removed all the books.

via Council accused of ‘deceit’ over stripping disputed library of books – Telegraph.