Lukes Lane estate gets its own gravestone

This 7 foot tall piece of sandstone was erected at the entrance to the Lukes Lane Estate two weeks ago. Its base has since been jazzed up a little, as if that makes a difference to the general impression it imparts. The Labour election leaflet which especially targets the estate informs us it cost £20,000.

Though, as a socialist, I'm not into juggling the local authority's accounts, I can think of a thousand things £20,000 could have been better spent on.

Needless to say the erection of this tombstone has been met with widespread derision, with residents on other estates - where similar tombstones have been erected - also kicking off, as indeed the Lukes Lane Community Group did within minutes of seeing workmen putting it up.

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