Billionaire Sol Lew is causing a big stink around Melbourne, critics say.
His refusal to face the inevitable and demolish his spoiled daughter’s illegally constructed $300,000 horizon pool that supposedly overlooks a nudist beach threatens to cause a local uprising according the local Leader newspaper. They report:
Mt Eliza Action Group secretary June Horner says there will be protests if Solomon Lew is allowed to buy Crown land presently occupied by an illegally built pool.
Local Liberal MP David Morris is also outraged by the idea that people could illegally build a pool on public land then when busted for the crime be allowed to buy their way out of it:
Mornington state Liberal MP David Morris said he also opposed the public land being sold or leased to Mr Lew.
“It’s public land and it should remain so,’’ he said.
As one of few south-eastern Melbourne Liberal MPs not involved in street-assaults, the family drug business, porn production or questionable fund-raising, Morris clearly represents a beacon light of freedom in the heights of Mt Eliza.
Local council patriot Leigh Eustace is also on the record opposing any “sale” of public land to help avoid Lew demolishing his illegal pool arguing it would set a dangerous precedent that could see the widespread arrogation of public land for private use.
Indeed, VEXNEWS, in those circumstances, would give careful consideration to constructing our own residence in the Botanical Gardens, perhaps at a site near one of our favourite breakfast-providers The Botanical. (A venue from which – it is believed – Sol Lew has been banned after repeatedly bringing his own tea-bag to the venue and declining to pay for hot water)
We would – after a certain amount of outcry – then offer to buy the land underneath our illegal dwelling and perhaps an acre or so for appropriately sized private grounds for my hounds.
It is, of course, a laughable and outrageous idea.
And it should come as no surprise that it comes from Lew and his infamous lawyer Sam Bond, a failed former basketballer whose knees still give him grief, who does his best to help Lew escape justice.
Meanwhile, the Sunday Herald Sun and Melbourne’s plain-living Lord Mayor Robert Doyle have joined forces to oppose the unsightly FCUK sign that greets visitors to Melbourne driving in over the Bolte Bridge.
Who is responsible for this?
You guessed it, Solomon Lew.
Doyle has called on “people power” to encourage the company to remove the sign.
An excellent idea.