Monday 18 July 2011

I salute Brent library campaigners

On the eve of the judicial review hearing tomorrow I would like to salute all the campaigners fighting against the closure of Brent libraries.

The campaign has involved huge numbers of people across Brent's many communities, it has organised many public meetings, much fund-raising and the involvement of many authors and musician. It has acheived publicity in the local press, national press, TV and internationally. Schools and community organisations have been involved and everyone has united to demand something very simple - our libraries are vital to the community and we intend to keep them.

This is what real democracy looks like - whatever the outcome of the judicial review you have stood up for the whole community and deserve our thanks.

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