Ba­nanas feel the heat of Pick­les

The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE -

NOT ev­ery­one has wel­comed the pro­posed sit­ing of the Na­tional Holo­caust Me­mo­rial and Learn­ing Cen­tre op­po­site Par­lia­ment in Victoria Tower Gardens. The vet­eran Con­ser­va­tive MP Sir Ed­ward Leigh, for ex­am­ple, has ar­gued it could af­fect the drainage of a riverside lo­ca­tion.

But Sir Eric Pick­les, the gov­ern­ment’s en­voy on post-Holo­caust is­sues, as­sured the Board of Deputies that the West­min­ster spot was “where it is go­ing”. And, to laugh­ter, he dis­missed the “Ba­nanas” – ob­jec­tors who took the po­si­tion: “build ab­so­lutely noth­ing any­where near any­thing”.

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