Emily Thornberry, MP for Islington South and Finsbury and Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, has issued a statement, criticising Islington Council’s decision to revoke fabric’s license, whilst also branding the Metropolitan Police’s attitude towards the club “disgusting”.
Fabric closed its doors indefinitely last month (August) while Islington Council reviews the famous London nightclub’s license after the drug-related deaths of two teenagers in the previous nine weeks.
The club’s license was suspended indefinitely following a review requested by the borough’s police team. With a Met spokesman at the time saying, “Officers felt the need to act due to concerns about the safety of those attending the club because of the supply of class A drugs in the venue and the recent deaths of two young men linked to the club.”
Last year DJ Mag launched our #SaveOurClubs campaign, to stand up to the squeeze by authorities on nightclubs which has seen almost half of Britain’s venues close in the last decade, including The Arches, Cable, Plastic People, Vibe Bar, Dance Tunnel, Shapes, Passing Clouds and Crucifix Lane.