Today the government Ditched Democracy to Dump Nuclear Waste

NUCLEAR TRAP
NUCLEAR TRAP

Ignored by the Local and National press.

Ignored by Conservation Groups.

Today is a black day for Cumbria.

Today Her Majesty’s government quietly removed the power of local and county councils to say no to burial of existing and future nuclear wastes beneath their homes.

The predetermined decision to “Implement Geological Disposal”    now lies with the Secretary of State under Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects.  This vicious NSIP ruling overrides any considerations on the land such as Sites of Special Scientific Interest, heritage or conservation areas.

Using the most undemocratic tool of “delegated legislation” this decision has been forced through, not by open debate but by Committee Room decisions.

The separation of radioactive wastes from the biosphere is the most important requirement for the long term continuation of life, never mind in Cumbria but on the planet.   To pretend otherwise is the stock in trade of PR men and those with a nasty vicious agenda dressed up in pseudo environmentalism.

In the last gasp of Parliament before the election, MPs voted 217 to 33 to Dump democracy along with heat generating nuclear wastes.

This should be the catalyst for a revolution to Ban Nuclear. 

12 thoughts on “Today the government Ditched Democracy to Dump Nuclear Waste

    1. There is a voting record – will have a look. He said he wasn’t going to be there but we asked if he could vote by proxy. Horrendous…how on earth could so many MPs vote to dump democracy on this? They say there will be a “test of public support” – a fig leaf that will be no “test” at all

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  2. I’m kind of surprised that they dropped the pretense of democracy. In the end, however, no one wants the nuclear waste so they eventually had to dump local democracy and impose it. They will have to impose it on multiple localities if they keep making it. Plus I sniff a plot to dump foreign waste on the UK, as it was tried before and Japan, Germany and Switzerland will be dismantling soon. If Japan wanted to bury nuclear waste in Scotland in the 1980s, they must really want to now. People need to become aware of that. Also of the risk of fallout from Cumbria on the entire UK. Cumbria only became English well after the Norman Conquest. It could be its own country again or part of Scotland again. How idiotic many Scottish voters were! They could have always have taken the Borders with them and/or remarried England later.

  3. tresmegistus

    so what are we going to do about it? my suggestion – pass a law banning any and every party. ensure every MP is independent and is paid for by the constituents he/she represent and not by government

  4. Andrew Kidd

    Awful, just awful.

    When democracy is ignored, we’re doomed!

    Nil desperandum, keep up your good work, please.

    Best wishes,

    Andrew.

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    From:”Radiation Free Lakeland” Date:Wed, 25 Mar, 2015 at 20:00 Subject:[New post] Today the government Ditched Democracy to Dump Nuclear Waste

    mariannewildart posted: ” Ignored by the Local and National press. Ignored by Conservation Groups. Today is a black day for Cumbria. Today Her Majesty’s government quietly removed the power of local and county councils to say no to burial of existing and future nuclea”

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