What Is Spurs Justification For Taking Taxpayers’ Money?

tototoner

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Disgruntled Gooner

http://angryofislington.com/2013/09/09/what-is-spurs-justification-for-taking-taxpayers-money/?

Obviously I will be accused of being obsessed by Spurs by writing this, so Spurs fans please don’t bother as I’ve heard it before.

I would not have bothered with this topic but for two things:

1 – the number of indignant comments from Spurs fans on previous blog posts saying how public spirited their club is in building a new ground in an area that needs facilities, coupled with their bizarre insistence that Arsenal somehow fleeced the taxpaying public to build their own stadium (evidence please)

2 – being alerted on twitter to a paragraph in the Guardian pointing out the disparity between the wealth of Spurs’ owners and the threats to Haringey council to ship out if the little stadium project wasn’t subsidised.
So I did a quick search through the Guardian web archive and here’s what they’ve said:

Aug 2011:


Oct 2011




Feb 2012:

Mar 2013:

Apr 2013:

August 2013:



Over to you Spurs fans. Can’t wait for your justification.
 

Achap

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The replies from both Arsenal and Spurs supporters to this poor little lad make a good read.
 

camaj

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What does he want justification for if he's arguing that Joe Lewis is a rich guy? Is he saying that Spurs shouldn't get any assistance because our owner is rich?
 

worcestersauce

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chuckled at the bit that said Levy was paid £2.2m then went to say he negotiated £27m public grant; well he earned his wages then didn't he?:)
 

Stoof

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To say that chappy is put in his place is an understatement. Some very good posts from our lot in there. Well done lads.

Up the Spurs (as Paul "Half Time" Coyte would say).
 

hodsgod

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It's not right for private companies to have to pay for affordable housing, nor for them to receive public money. However it happens in all walks of life. I used to work for Nissan in Sunderland where we were subsidised to set up a factory.

Get over it, it isn't a perfect world.
 
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