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RIBA councillor slams delegation to Israel


With regards to the spokeswoman quote below “…considering the Institute’s role in engaging with communities…” The key word is ENGAGE -Where does a boycott fit in with engaging? I don’t understand what this boycott is supposed to achieve? All RIBA is doing is singling out one country out of 195 and potentially opening itself up to discrimination and racist lawsuits charges. Who exactly is going to pay the bill? Why can’t RIBA stick to its true motives and promote British Architecture? They didn’t boycott China over the occupation of Tibet They didn’t boycott Turkey for the occupation of Cyprus and the Hatay province They didn’t stop British Architects running to build in Libya when Muammar Gaddafi was in power They don’t stop British Architects building in Qatar which is a major funder of world terror They don’t boycott any British Architects building in the occupied Gibraltar They don’t promote the return of stolen architectural items that sitting in the British museums Why the double standards? Is there any chance RIBA can commit itself to its true motives and help British Architects just a little bit? For example - push for reform in our dysfunctional planning system? Just a thought…

Posted date

14 November, 2014

Posted time

10:37 am