Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Restore real democratic accountability

Letter to the Daily Telegraph:

Mr Clarence Barrett, writing in support of the restoration of real democratic accountability, says "...it is vital that those who are making decisions which affect communities are those elected by the people and not publicly-funded employees with no such mandate."

Well said, Mr Barrett; and I can think of no example, better fitted to illustrate your point, than that of the Strategic Health Authority members in Hampshire, all twelve of them, who voted unanimously that the people of Southampton should have the toxic compound 'fluoride' added to their tap water when a petition and a poll had accumulated a community resistance vote in excess of 20 thousand.

Bernard J Seward