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Monday, July 04, 2011

Ed Miliband slams Labour-run Brent Council: "closing libraries is a false economy" (UK)

Ed Miliband slams Labour-run Brent Council: Brent Council Leader Ann John is under the most intense pressure yet, as her own party leader has slammed library closures. Speaking out, Labour Party leader Ed Miliband said:

I believe that to close libraries is a false economy and a very cheap option to save money.

It is most unfortunate that libraries always seem to be at the forefront of any cuts in local expenditure.

I believe that libraries are, and should be, an essential part of our lives, and are vital to our communities and can be a central focus point for an area. A library can help enrich people’s lives, and so many other services can also come from a library

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