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We say something [takes the biscuit] to mean the most remarkable or foolish of its kind:
Why Lewisham’s plans for Millwall’s Den really take the biscuit
[the article bemoans the Labour council’s approved plans for compulsory purchase of the land around the ground which could threaten the football club’s basic operations]
These same qualities of resilience may be needed again after the decision this week by Lewisham’s Labour council to approve plans for compulsory purchase of land around the Den as part of a mass “regeneration” project. Millwall currently rent the land under threat, the loss of which could threaten the club’s basic operations.
They offered to buy it at a higher price. Lewisham chose to go with the developer Renewal, which is ultimately controlled by offshore companies with mysterious owners and whose plan involves shoehorning in 2,400 homes, the huge majority for private sale, as part of Boris Johnson’s ramped-up “New Bermondsey” vision.
[HITC | 09.09.16 | LINK]
[The Guardian | 09.06.16 | LINK]
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