David Smythe is absolutely right this has nothing to do,with voluntarism and everything to do with expediency. I have less faith than David Smythe in Greenpeace and Foe. Greenpeace withdrew their last challenge to government and Foe have become increasingly weak kneed over nuclear. They need pushing!!!
DS: (David Smythe) Yes, that’s what they’re trying to do. And how this will all end up – you know, the
government is spoiling for a fight – it will end up in a judicial review, asked for by Greenpeace or maybe Friends of the Earth, some organisation like that, who will challenge the legality of the decision to go back to West Cumbria yet again, and it’ll be challenged on various grounds. Not just the geology, but the lack of democracy, the fact that there wasn’t a good mandate from the people of West Cumbria. The fact that the whole business of what you mean by a community is not even defined properly.
PH: You were talking about how the government were seeking to redefine ‘community’ in the context of just Allerdale and Copeland.
DS: Yes, they will try to go ahead by defining the community to mean the…
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