Cash-strapped council rebrands Brixton riots as an 'uprising' (and funds the 30th anniversary 'celebrations'). For those who were caught up in the violence and destruction, the Brixton riots are best forgotten.
Yet Labour councillors are spending thousands of pounds remembering tomorrow’s 30th anniversary of the carnage in South London which put 279 police officers in hospital.
The incident has been renamed the ‘Brixton Uprising’ and will feature ‘first-hand witness accounts’ along with ‘special guests’ to provide the entertainment.
Lambeth has recently declared mass redundancies among street cleaners, park rangers and lollipop ladies, and closed all but one of its public lavatories.
Peter Smyth, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, said: ‘This is crazy and a complete waste of public money.
My comment: Not if you're a council. As far they are concerned wasting public money is their purpose in life.
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