by Isle of Thanet Gazunder Architecture Editor Ian Forced-Concrete
Margate is officially uglier than Sir Bob Geldof. That's the claim of an expert group of architects and plastic surgeons who we found in the Yellow Pages earlier today.
Sir Bob, who lives near Faversham, was panned in this week's local press for talking about 'the ugliness of Margate' in a recent edition of Kent County Council's free newspaper Around Kent. But now the 78 year old pop star's opinion has been confirmed by a panel of experts.
'It's true,' said one plastic surgeon who didn't want to be named. 'All Bob needs is a nip and tuck. With Margate we would have to take the entire front off and start again from scratch.' And one leading architect, who has designed several conservatories, added: 'He's no oil painting himself, but I have to agree with him - Margate's minging!'
The former Boomtown Rats frontman, whose company Ten Alps won the contract to produce the county council's Kent TV last year, was unavailable for comment.