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Scene: Westminster City Council. Agenda item: A vote for the sale of a prime site in Pimlico. Proposer: 'We've got to face economic facts. This borough is in no position to finance day-dreams.' Opposer, in favour of using the site for the children of the local community: 'Don't you ever think of anything more important than pounds, shillings and pence?' Vote: In favour of selling. copyright T E B Clarke, scriptwriter, Passport to Pimlico, Ealing Films 1948.