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Former Tech City deputy CEO launches petition against Shoreditch skyscrapers

Sam Shead | July 30, 2014
Former Tech City deputy CEO Benjamin Southworth has launched a petition against a property development scheme in Shoreditch, claiming it will have a negative impact on Tech City's "charm and soul".

The two got into a heated battle on the social network over the cost of property in London, with Yiannopoulos suggesting that Southworth helped drive up property prices in Shoreditch as he championed the area in his role as deputy CEO of Tech City.

Southworth countered with: "@nero rents go up in London on their own, it's quite a popular place."

After calling the Tweet the most disingenuous thing he's ever read, Yiannopoulos responded: "You are a hypocrite of the highest order. Recant, repent, restart if you want. But denying your role in this is appalling."

 

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