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PRAISE WHERE IT'S DUE

ASTRAGAL

And so to the AJ100 Breakfast Club, soon to become a regular event. The speaker was Argent's ever-entertaining Roger Madelin. The man behind the vast proposed redevelopment of King's Cross Railway Lands was in his usual robust form.

Many interest groups have drawn fire from Madelin over the years, but the most passionate part of his presentation last week was when he chose to praise rather than attack. Many in the hungry crowd gasped with astonishment when Madelin described English Heritage as 'the most professional consultee' that he'd had to deal with on the entire King's Cross project.

Could he possibly be trying to get something out of the Fortress House mob, Astragal quietly wonders?

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