MP's anger over second Mac fire

The Mackintosh Building this week

’What on earth has gone wrong here?’ Glasgow politician asks in emergency Commons debate

A Glasgow MP has spoken of his “anger and incredulity” that the Mackintosh Building could have burnt down for a second time.

He praised the work of the architects Page/Park in restoring the building after the last fire – and he branded “reckless” calls from people including architect Alan Dunlop for the shell to be demolished.

Speaking in an emergency debate in the House of Commons today, Paul Sweeney, Labour MP for Glasgow North East, said: “The grief I experienced after the fire in 2014 was profound. It felt like a part of our city had died that day.

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