Grazer, I didn't say you deserved a harsh respnse, what I said was you shouldn't have expected any less of a response considering what had gone before you on this thread. But I admit my frustration was, to an extent, mis-directed and so I apologise for that.
This thread is specifically about the Commonwealth Games and was and is not intended as a sounding board everyones every gripe in respect to regeneration, a point I have made throughout the thread. I do not, as anyone familiar with HG will know by now, blindly support any and all development whether in the East End or not, but I will defend legitimate and worthwhile exercises aimed at improving the city and the lives of those therein, which is exactly what the CWG's aim to do, and going on Manchester's experience (and current boom!), is exactly what they will do. Perhaps not in the way you (as in anyone) think it should, or would like it to happen.
Please don't be put off posting because I've questioned the cogency of your argument, albeit in a derisory manner, as that certainly was not my intention. As I've said, everyone is entitle to their view and I'm more than happy for anyone to express it. But if I feel that view is wrong, or rather mis-guided, then I will feel the need to pick up on it.
How about taking this discussion to the East End Local Developemnt Strategy thread (EELDS
, just a few items down on the Development forum index), where it would be more suited, and we can discuss the pros and cons of each individual development site in the East End, but outwith the scope of the CWG's?