Letter: Labour props up elective dictatorship

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The Independent Online
Sir: Yet again a crack at Slough - this time in a millennium suggestion that it be destroyed (Letters, 18 December). Your correspondent R P Heinemann must never have been here - or had his or her eyes shut. How else is it possible to miss our spectacular Richard Rogers-designed Learning Resource Centre at Thames Valley University (featured in your pages), our 14th- century manor house, Upton Court, the exquisite St Michael's Church and a host of other buildings - ordinary maybe, but not eyesores.

Slough does have its less attractive areas, and too many people live in overcrowded homes. The solution is not wholesale destruction but the release of housing capital money to allow councils to build again. This will only happen when we have a Labour government - which will be an occasion for real celebration.

FIONA MacTAGGART

Labour Parliamentary Spokesperson

Slough, Berkshire

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