Roger Scruton has been taken off the government panel tasked with building public support for new homes – the ‘Building Better, Building Beautiful’ Commission – because of controversial comments on Islamophobia and antisemitism.
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The architects’ bête noire was appointed to chair the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Building Better, Building Beautiful commission in the autumn, and had been due to issue his final report later this year.
But in a statement… MHCLG confirmed that housing secretary James Brokenshire had taken the step of removing the 75-year-old philosopher from the role.
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