PRESS RELEASE: Ministry of Defence Defies Eastenders and Good Sense.
Ministry of Defence defies Eastenders and Good Sense.
Press release 03/06/2012
The Ministry of Defence has defied local opinion and good sense in deciding to go ahead with the siting of ground to air missiles in residential areas in East London. Most local residents feel having ready-to-fire high explosives in their estates risks terrible accidents and that the actual use of ground to air missiles over the most densely populated areas of London would lead to disaster.
The MoD claim that there is little local opposition only underlines the fact that they have undertaken no serious consultation in the community. They have refused an invitation to come to a local public forum and ignored a 1,000 strong petition and a local demonstration.
The campaign continues. Residents in Leytonstone are going to the High Court to challenge the decision on Monday 9 July. There will be a protest outside the court from 9.30am.
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Chris Nineham 07930 536 519
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