An anonymous commentator to this post puts an entirely reasonably set of queries. For the moment, I won't respond. This is for two reasons. Firstly, it is obviously a considered post and (although I believe I have dealt with the points before), it deserves a considered response. Secondly, the recent news on Kensal Rise library (that it is to be sold to a developer) means that anything I write is likely to be used for an unintended meaning, as has happened before.
Thus, I am holding off for now, but will return to the issue.
The only record I have of a comment previously from Ms N was published here.
This post seems to have attracted a lot of traffic. I have therefore summarised my view on Brent libraries strategy here.