From: David Price
I found it deeply depressing to learn that city planners have approved the conversion of the NUM building in Barkers Pool into a casino.
Why have such a parasitic institution in such a prominent site?
In 2006, some of us fought successfully against a ‘super-casino’ in Sheffield during New Labour’s foolish flirtation with gambling.
But now we seem to face a similar expansion of gambling through the opening of a succession of casinos.
The victims will be those with gambling addiction whose families are ruined by these developments.
We must attract industries to our city which actually benefit people.