Tuesday, June 26, 2012

UNESCO's Ultimatum

UNESCO have given their response to the Liverpool Waters development & its ramifications for Liverpool's World Heritage Site status (http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/world_heritage_committee_places_liverpool_on_list_of_world_heritage_in_danger/ ).
Those who crow that UNESCO hasn't stripped the city of its World Heritage status & has somehow accepted the weasel words of Oldham Hall Street & Joe "Tea & Sympathy" Anderson would do well to peruse the committee's findings at their conference in St Petersburg:
"The committee warned that if [Liverpool Waters] is implemented, Liverpool may entirely lose the outstanding universal value for which it was given World Heritage status."
Translated from the language of UN diplomacy, it means, "Start work on Peel's vanity project & you can kiss WHS goodbye."
Those hell-bent on inflicting this additional monstrosity upon the city's waterfront can't say they weren't warned. 

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