Friday February 16, 2018
When The Sun attacked me

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In August 1989 I was the chair of a London borough planning committee. At the time I was calling myself Jo Brind, my political and journalistic name.

The council lost a planning appeal at a site in Seymour Road, Leyton, where 300 jobs were at stake. I tried to persuade the developers that it was not a good idea to build in Leyton. The Sun decided I was a sick person and launched an attack on me.

In the long run I won, though the jobs were lost. Barratt's didn't build the houses, which was just as well since property prices collapsed in 1990 making the project unviable. Right now there's a school on the site.

Posted by Jonathan Brind.
INDEX Friday February 16, 2018