The Socialism of T. Dan Smith

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    Article by Alex Niven, Tribune, 18/05/2019. "Often derided as a symbol of corruption, T. Dan Smith's vision of a modern, socialist 'Brasilia of the North' transformed Newcastle and deserves to be remembered.....Many people in Newcastle and elsewhere are unaware that the vast majority of the city’s modern infrastructure was created or reimagined under Smith’s aegis. As well as the unparalleled Metro and seminal housing projects like the Byker Wall, Smith’s council was partly or wholly responsible for developing Newcastle Airport, the shopping centre Eldon Square, the Civic Centre, Northumbria University, the independence of Newcastle University from Durham, the Northern Stage theatre, the arts organisation Northern Arts, the City Library, the preservation of the medieval town walls, and the expansion of Tyne Tees Television......"
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