Mike has condemned the Green administration for forcing residents to pay for the clear-up of the mess left by the irresponsible campers that they actively encouraged.
Campers recently took over Victoria Gardens in central Brighton. Following Monday’s storm, the camp resembled became a huge abandoned city-centre tip. Mike has repeatedly called on the campers to leave, stating that long-term camping in public spaces as a form of protest is unacceptable.
Commenting, Mike said: “It’s outrageous that hard-working taxpayers have had to foot the bill for this clear-up operation. I wasn’t surprised to see that the campers, who took over a public park, had no qualm with leaving it in a complete jumble. This just goes to show that they have a total lack of respect for the residents of the city. If the Greens are happy to pay for this kind of thing, it is no wonder Brighton & Hove has the highest council tax rise in the country.”