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Barry O’Farrell won’t shed a tear over closed Kings Cross club

This week, well-loved Kings Cross nightspot The Backroom announced it has closed its doors. For three years, the Roslyn St venue has supported Sydney’s dance music scene and its closure doubtlessly means that good people will lose their jobs. You might think that universally qualifies as bad news, but there’s one guy who won’t be crying about it.

This afternoon, former NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell – the man who implemented the lockouts laws that contributed to Backroom’s closure – let the world know just how sad he was about the news. Below you’ll see his response to music blog Stoney Roads’ tweet about Backroom’s end, plus some of the backlash that’s followed. As ever, Barry, we hope that Grange was worth it.