Thursday, 20 October 2011
Daniel Moylan-a Health Warning
The other day she was with her 'walker,' Ex Worshipful Mayor Phelps, in the China Department at Peter Jones. As she looked at Sloane Square, in all it's autumnal glory, ex Cllr Phelps reminded her how close it had become to looking like Spaghetti Junction. How right he was...for it was just a few years ago that Danny Boy attempted to wreck Sloane Square, depriving the Royal Borough of an historic and iconic feature.
By good fortune Moylan's plan was halted by tens of thousands of residents. It was cripplingly expensive for residents and a constant battle against Moylan and the Council as they tried to bully and coerce residents into submission. It was the most unedifying example of a 'dirty tricks' campaign being played against taxpayers and residents.
The destruction of Sloane Square was only stopped in it's tracks when the campaigners threatened to put up their own candidates at the next election:it was then Cockell buckled and stopped the project. However, Moylan has always threatened that one day he would get his way:no surprise there. He has always sneered at resident's opinions.
The campaign was driven by a remarkable couple-the Doctors James and Margaret Thompson.
Each time we look upon Sloane Square we need to remember their brave fight against a man who gave not a toss for the views of residents. The Dame will be taking a further look at Doctor Thompson a little later.
Leopards and bullies never change their spots. Daniel Moylan comes with a huge Health Warning to residents. His interest is self interest.