Sunday, 21 September 2008

KM letter on hypocrisy

Letter in this week's Kent Messenger:

Dear Editor,

In last weeks letters page, former LibDem council leader Mick Stevens stated that the public no longer trust politicians, citing conflicting conservative opinion on migrant workers (KM 12 Sep). However in the same week, the Lib Dems were berating the Tories for abandoning election promises for a park and ride in south Maidstone, while being responsible for closing the nearby South Park park and ride just last year.

It also seems that the Tories want to plough the money into road building in Maidstone, putting the All Saints Link Road and Leeds / Langley Bypass back on track rather than supporting people to leave their cars at home. Building more roads at the expense of public transport is contradictory to trying to encourage people to be 'In Town Without Your Car'.

Perhaps hypocrisy is another reason that the public have stopped trusting politicians? Fortunately we still have some excellent role models such as those fantastic year 5 pupils from East Borough!

Stuart Jeffery
Green Party Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Maidstone and the Weald

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