designateddriver wrote:Why should Norton Rose not be able to use Potters Fields? I bet that each year it pays more taxes and does more pro bono work in the area than what the bemoaners on this thread will pay and do in their entire lives.
Moreover, I don't think the Mayor should be taking advice from someone who reads the Daily Mail (and admits to it).
scamp wrote:Norton Rose are taking over a public space for their own private ends with no benefit for the public for whom the park is intended.
scamp wrote:Norton Rose are taking over a public space for their own private ends with no benefit for the public for whom the park is intended. The thing is than when most large companies hold a jolly for their own private ends they have the good grace not to hijack a public space and hire a private space.
So what if Norton Rose pay more tax than local people, that's what big companies do. It shouldn't buy them a divine right over public facilities which local people also contribute to through their taxes. Would you advocate ignoring the views of the poor because they don't pay as much tax as the rich? The principle is the same.
As for dismissing someone's views because they read the Daily Mail (which I'm not personally a fan of, incidentally) that's a bit cheap and ignorant, not to mention childish.
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