Stadium: MP's furious attack on 'humiliating shambles'
Last updated at 16:45, Thursday, 26 April 2012
COPELAND MP Jamie Reed has launched a furious attack on local government regeneration chiefs after West Cumbria lost the chance to host 2013 Rugby League World Cup games due to plans for a new £5.5 million stadium stalling.
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Shouldn't the MP be supporting or giving some more spin for the the Council instead distancing himself? The Council have made a difficult decision and must feel let down by the comments in this article.
I cant understand why if a new stadium will result in a super rugby leage team why not develop the football team into a premier leage outfit? Just imagine Whitehaven v Manchester United. Cumbria may produce good players who go on to play for clubs in Lancashire and Yorkshire but two little towns will never provide the gate income that will support a super league side. The whole thing is a pipe dream supported by people who have something to gain from a council who hope a stadium would keep them in employment to a nuclear industry which hopes to sweeten the population and allow them to treat the area as a dump.
The only people to blame are the council who failed to oversee the development. They have people in planning departments and solicitors who should have seen this outcome and planned for it from the beginning. As the Labour MP says, as he quickly puts space between himself and the Labour council, the whole thing has been an amaturish fiasco.
its me again yes miners should be compensated but not to the point where they put the whole stadium project at risk just for their own gains they should be thinking about the town too.