Tags

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The British government has long considered democracy a threat to “the existing order”. Recently, the UK Parliament voted to override county and local democracy, in order to facilitate the dumping of its nuclear waste on communities. On the 25 Mar 2015, Ayes were 277 and Noes 33, for the dumping of democracy, along with the nuclear waste. Already in 1984, Hilda Murrell spoke of the “inbuilt tendency to dictatorship”, as an outgrowth of the nuclear industry. Since no one in their right minds wants a nuclear waste dump near them, they must either send all nuclear waste to landfills, as they’ve started doing already, or force nuclear dumps on communities. Sending nuclear waste to landfills involves extermination of the inhabitants of the British Isles over time; the second involves the dumping of democracy.

The UK has a wonderful chance to vote in an anti-nuclear and pro-democracy government on the 7th of May, and to peacefully get shot of the “existing order” once and for all. If not, the “existing order” will get shot of them.
Paisley Democracy, Paisley Museum part 1
Paisley Democracy, Paisley Museum part 2
Paisley Democracy, Paisley Museum part 3
Pictures from the Paisley Museum, Scotland

The balance of power between central and local government matters. It matters because improving the lives of local people and local communities matters, and because where the balance of power between central and local government lies, there lies the responsibility and accountability for the delivery of those improvements.

Even more fundamentally, it matters because the strength of Britain’s famously unwritten constitution depends upon a strong democracy, and a strong democracy requires two important elements; popular participation at the local level; and popular participation at the national level. The two are interconnected.” From: “The Balance of Power: Central and Local Government, Sixth Report of Session 2008–09“, http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200809/cmselect/cmcomloc/33/33i.pdf

From the Guardian: “Law changed so nuclear waste dumps can be forced on local communities
Zac Goldsmith, one of the few government MPs who broke ranks to vote against the move, criticised the lack of public debate about such a “big” change. “Effectively it strips local authorities of the ability to stop waste being dumped in their communities,” he said.http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/05/law-changed-so-nuclear-waste-dumps-can-be-forced-on-local-communities

This is what Hilda Murrell wrote about the tendency to dictatorship, as an outgrowth of the nuclear industry, just before she was killed in 1984:
It also has an inbuilt tendency to dictatorship, of which there was an unpleasant instance this summer, Sir Peter Hirsch, the new director of UKAEA, said on Channel 4 early in June that local authorities must eventually agree to underground sites being used for the disposal of intermediate radioactive nuclear waste. He suspected that “there are ways of doing this by offering them something”. At this the Ordinary Citizen’s blood really does boil. Note the “must”, and the pressure to be applied. By what right does Sir Peter Hirsch dictate to local councils elected by their own people? We have heard about freedom and democracy ad nauseam during the last twelve months, we don’t need to be told, they are the British birthright; but it seems we shall have to start defending them in our backyard.” https://wikispooks.com/wiki/File:An_Ordinary_View.pdf

To Dump Nuclear Waste, First They Must Dump Democracy! http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2816566/to_dump_nuclear_waste_first_they_must_dump_democracy.html

Copper Consultancy a PR firm with offices in London, Bristol, Suffolk and most recently Cumbria, told the Department of Energy and Climate Change that: “allowing local authorities to determine the outcome of a process which is designed to deliver a national Government policy may not be the most appropriate route.” This piece of work is a response to Cumbria County Council and the majority of Parish Councils’ saying no to geological disposal of nuclear wastes.

In their blog Copper Consulting go on to say that: “local authorities are consultees rather than decision makers. The final decision rests with the Planning Inspectorate and the Secretary of State. A logical conclusion
might therefore be to classify the GDF as an NSIP”
… There is a revolving door between the NDA and Copper Consultancy a PR firm. Ivan Stone who was Executive Director of Copper Consultancy is now the Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Director – of the NDA/RWM (Radioactive Waste Management – a new arm of NDA). Copper Consultancy have also just been awarded the PR job of selling new nuclear build and new nuclear wastes at Moorside to the public.
https://mariannewildart.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/whose-idea-was-it-to-scrap-democracy-in-order-to-dump-nuclear-wastes/

25 Mar 2015 : Column 1555
Deferred Division
Infrastructure Planning
That the draft Infrastructure Planning (Radioactive Waste Geological Disposal Facilities) Order 2015, which was laid before this House on 12 January, be approved.
The House divided:
Ayes 277, Noes 33.
Division No. 183

THOSE 277 WHO VOTED TO DUMP DEMOCRACY TO MORE EASILY DUMP NUCLEAR WASTE
AYES

Adams, Nigel

Afriyie, Adam

Aldous, Peter

Alexander, rh Danny

Amess, Sir David

Andrew, Stuart

Arbuthnot, rh Mr James

Baker, Steve

Baldry, rh Sir Tony

Baldwin, Harriett

Barclay, Stephen

Barker, rh Gregory

Baron, Mr John

Barwell, Gavin

Bebb, Guto

Bellingham, Mr Henry

Beresford, Sir Paul

Berry, Jake

Bingham, Andrew

Birtwistle, Gordon

Blackman, Bob

Blackwood, Nicola

Boles, Nick

Bone, Mr Peter

Bottomley, Sir Peter

Bradley, Karen

Brady, Mr Graham

Brake, rh Tom

Bray, Angie

Brazier, Mr Julian

Bridgen, Andrew

Brine, Steve

Brokenshire, James

Browne, Mr Jeremy

Bruce, Fiona

Bruce, rh Sir Malcolm

Buckland, Mr Robert

Burns, Conor

Burns, rh Mr Simon

Burrowes, Mr David

Burstow, rh Paul

Burt, rh Alistair

Byles, Dan

Cairns, Alun

Cameron, rh Mr David

Campbell, Mr Gregory

Carmichael, rh Mr Alistair

Carmichael, Neil

Chishti, Rehman

Clark, rh Greg

Clarke, rh Mr Kenneth

Clifton-Brown, Geoffrey

Coffey, Dr Thérèse

Collins, Damian

Colvile, Oliver

Crabb, rh Stephen

Crouch, Tracey

Davey, rh Mr Edward

Davies, David T. C.

(Monmouth)

Davies, Glyn

Davies, Philip

de Bois, Nick

Dinenage, Caroline

Djanogly, Mr Jonathan

Dodds, rh Mr Nigel

Doyle-Price, Jackie

Drax, Richard

Duddridge, James

Duncan, rh Sir Alan

Duncan Smith, rh Mr Iain

Dunne, Mr Philip

Ellis, Michael

Ellison, Jane

Ellwood, Mr Tobias

Elphicke, Charlie

Eustice, George

Evans, Graham

Evans, Jonathan

Evans, Mr Nigel

Evennett, rh Mr David

Fabricant, Michael

Fallon, rh Michael

Field, rh Mark

Foster, rh Mr Don

Francois, rh Mr Mark

Freer, Mike

Fuller, Richard

Gale, Sir Roger

Gauke, Mr David

Gibb, Mr Nick

Gillan, rh Mrs Cheryl

Glen, John

Goodwill, Mr Robert

Gove, rh Michael

Grant, Mrs Helen

Grayling, rh Chris

Green, rh Damian
Greening, rh Justine

Grieve, rh Mr Dominic

Griffiths, Andrew

Gyimah, Mr Sam

Hague, rh Mr William

Hammond, rh Mr Philip

Hammond, Stephen

Hancock, rh Matthew

Hancock, Mr Mike

Hands, rh Greg

Harper, Mr Mark

Harrington, Richard

Harris, Rebecca

Hart, Simon

Harvey, Sir Nick

Haselhurst, rh Sir Alan

Hayes, rh Mr John

Heald, Sir Oliver

Hemming, John

Henderson, Gordon
Hendry, rh Charles

Herbert, rh Nick

Hinds, Damian

Hoban, Mr Mark

Hollingbery, George

Hollobone, Mr Philip

Hopkins, Kris

Howarth, Sir Gerald

Howell, John

Hughes, rh Simon

Hunter, Mark

Huppert, Dr Julian

Hurd, Mr Nick

James, Margot

Javid, rh Sajid

Jenkin, Mr Bernard

Johnson, Gareth

Johnson, Joseph

Jones, Andrew

Jones, rh Mr David
Jones, Mr Marcus

Kelly, Chris

Kirby, Simon

Knight, rh Sir Greg

Kwarteng, Kwasi

Lancaster, Mark

Lansley, rh Mr Andrew

Latham, Pauline

Laws, rh Mr David

Leadsom, Andrea

Lee, Dr Phillip

Lefroy, Jeremy

Leigh, Sir Edward

Leslie, Charlotte

Lewis, Brandon

Liddell-Grainger, Mr Ian

Lidington, rh Mr David

Lilley, rh Mr Peter

Lopresti, Jack

Loughton, Tim
Luff, Sir Peter

Macleod, Mary

May, rh Mrs Theresa

Maynard, Paul

McCartney, Karl

McPartland, Stephen

Menzies, Mark

Metcalfe, Stephen

Miller, rh Maria

Mills, Nigel

Milton, rh Anne

Moore, rh Michael

Morgan, rh Nicky

Morris, Anne Marie

Morris, James

Mosley, Stephen

Mowat, David

Mundell, rh David

Murray, Sheryll

Murrison, Dr Andrew

Newmark, Mr Brooks

Newton, Sarah

Nokes, Caroline

Norman, Jesse

Nuttall, Mr David

O’Brien, rh Mr Stephen

Offord, Dr Matthew

Ollerenshaw, Eric

Opperman, Guy

Osborne, rh Mr George

Ottaway, rh Sir Richard

Paice, rh Sir James

Patel, Priti

Pawsey, Mark

Penrose, John

Perry, Claire

Pickles, rh Mr Eric

Prisk, Mr Mark

Pritchard, Mark

Pugh, John

Raab, Mr Dominic

Randall, rh Sir John

Reckless, Mark

Redwood, rh Mr John

Rees-Mogg, Jacob

Reevell, Simon

Robertson, Mr Laurence

Rogerson, Dan

Rosindell, Andrew

Rudd, Amber

Ruffley, Mr David

Russell, Sir Bob

Rutley, David

Sandys, Laura

Scott, Mr Lee

Selous, Andrew

Shannon, Jim

Sharma, Alok

Sheerman, Mr Barry

Shelbrooke, Alec

Shepherd, Sir Richard

Simpson, rh Mr Keith

Skidmore, Chris

Smith, Chloe

Smith, Henry

Smith, Julian

Smith, Sir Robert

Soames, rh Sir Nicholas

Soubry, Anna

Spelman, rh Mrs Caroline

Spencer, Mr Mark

Stanley, rh Sir John

Stephenson, Andrew

Stevenson, John

Stewart, Bob

Stewart, Iain

Stewart, Rory

Streeter, Mr Gary

Stride, Mel

Stuart, Mr Graham

Stunell, rh Sir Andrew

Sturdy, Julian

Swales, Ian

Swayne, rh Mr Desmond

Swinson, Jo

Swire, rh Mr Hugo

Syms, Mr Robert

Tapsell, rh Sir Peter

Teather, Sarah

Thurso, rh John

Tomlinson, Justin

Truss, rh Elizabeth

Turner, Mr Andrew

Tyrie, Mr Andrew

Uppal, Paul

Vara, Mr Shailesh

Vickers, Martin

Walker, Mr Charles

Walker, Mr Robin

Wallace, Mr Ben
Ward, Mr David

Watkinson, Dame Angela

Weatherley, Mike

Webb, rh Steve

Wharton, James

Wheeler, Heather

White, Chris

Whittaker, Craig

Whittingdale, Mr John

Wiggin, Bill

Willetts, rh Mr David

Williams, Roger

Williamson, Gavin

Willott, rh Jenny

Wilson, Mr Rob

Wright, rh Jeremy

Wright, Simon

Yeo, Mr Tim

Young, rh Sir George

Zahawi, Nadhim

THOSE 33 WHO WISH TO KEEP DEMOCRACY
NOES

Anderson, Mr David

Beith, rh Sir Alan

Brooke, rh Annette

Brown, Mr Russell

Caton, Martin

Clark, Katy

Corbyn, Jeremy

Davis, rh Mr David

Durkan, Mark

Edwards, Jonathan

Flynn, Paul

Galloway, George

Garnier, Mark

George, Andrew

Goldsmith, Zac

Hames, Duncan

Heath, rh Mr David

Hopkins, Kelvin

Horwood, Martin

Llwyd, rh Mr Elfyn

Lucas, Caroline

McCartney, Jason

McDonnell, Dr Alasdair

McDonnell, John

Morris, Grahame M.

(Easington)

Munt, Tessa

Percy, Andrew

Reed, Mr Jamie

Ritchie, Ms Margaret

Sanders, Mr Adrian

Skinner, Mr Dennis

Weir, Mr Mike

Williams, Hywel” OPL: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmhansrd/cm150325/debtext/150325-0004.htm (Double check your MP’s name at the link with a search in document).