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(An instance of Mad Council Disease (MCD), and its deleterious results:)
- St. Paul’s Playing Field, Hammersmith. Ten acres of park carefully planned in an overcrowded borough thrown away by pure MCD (Initially, inattentive conservatives succumbed to momentum of entrenched bureaucracy [postwar, GLC internal planners/architects were an ‘elite’]. Later, misplaced left idealism (“housing!”) overcame commonsense, upheld a plan passed by conservatives, and was too weak-brained to perceive the meaning of a mass protest – then it was too late.