By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Shapps’ red card

Grant Shapps’ call for Liverpool Football Club to speed up its future development plans pushed even Astragal’s taste for punnery to the limit

The demands by the housing minister, published on the government’s Communities and Local government website, included gag-tastic phrases such as ‘the council has asked for extra time’ and ‘it’s down to the club not to score an own goal’.

The japery ended with Shapps urging Liverpool FC to hasten its decision-making process and in turn ‘ensure the council never has to walk alone in their attempts to regenerate the local area’.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters