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1 Paavo Ojala August 1, 2010 at 1:29 pm

“wave of evictions and court actions against Gypsies and Irish Travellers which they say are threatening to extinguish a whole way of life.”

I don’t think there would be losers if their way of life would be extinguished.

2 Colin August 1, 2010 at 4:41 pm

That’s not the culture that is North Korean, that’s the *government* that is North Korean.

3 anon August 1, 2010 at 5:24 pm

contracted shelving professionals

Sure hope Philip Larkin is dealing with folks who understand that libraries are built to special building codes to support the weight….

Paper is incredibly heavy, and normal buildings, including commercial buildings, are not constructed to support the weight of shelves of books. Just ask a librarian, especially a law librarian.

4 Paul August 1, 2010 at 5:43 pm

While I support the Roma way of life, i do think we need a distinction between the Roma people and the “travellers” we get in England. They are, by experience, bullies and/or criminals and maintain their temporary lodgings through making local people feel threatened by them. Then they leave, and the local council have to clear up land (which prior to arrival was in good condition) as they haven’t the politeness to maintain the land they live on.

As an economist, i put this down to incentives. with no connection to the local land, why maintain it or foster working relationships with pre-existing tenants?

5 Frank August 1, 2010 at 8:03 pm

Though I am not unsympathetic, I found the “classical liberal approach to bioethics” somewhat disappointing. A fundamental question has to be answered: Who is going to pay for all this stuff?

Sincere apologies,

Frank

6 visvim shoes August 2, 2010 at 5:27 am

bullies and/or criminals and maintain their temporary lodgings through making local people feel threatened by them

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