Sunday, October 09, 2011

The one that got away.

A letter that didn't get published:


Dear Editor,

In order to persuade an unconvinced public to go along with their decisions, elected politicians are forever being economical with the detail. We see this in the intervention in Libya, an air war supposed to cost tens of millions, is now costing hundreds of millions of pounds. We saw this with the Olympics. Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone told us the cost of hosting the Games would be £3billion.This has now tripled to £9billion and many have missed out on tickets. Similarly, back in the 70s an unsuspecting public were encouraged to vote yes to the Common Market with no inkling that a political union was on the horizon.

Much closer in the here and now is the South London Waste Plan: diverting waste away from landfill but using unproven incineration technology, another example of not coming clean. In this instance, radioactive waste is also being included in the mix without the need for planning permission – this little known detail is there for all to see, one has to sift thorough hundreds of pages to find it, but it is there! There is still time to comment on the Plan: or contact your local councillor.

Yours sincerely

Shasha Khan

Croydon and Sutton Green Party

Tags ,

No comments:

Standing up for what matters