Thursday, 5 August 2010
"Call to join letter protest after A14 meeting snub"
The A14 is back in the news - in the Cambridge News. Go to -
In response, I have sent the following letter to the Editor:
They're letting Cambridgeshire down!
I support the Cambridge News and Mr John Bridge but I am finding it difficult to justify - to myself or anybody else - any faith or confidence in any party politician.
I stood as an independent candidate in South East Cambridgeshire. I said publicly during the election that our greatest concern in Cambridgeshire was and is for the much-needed improvement of the over-loaded and very unsafe A14.
My Conservative opponent, Mr James Paice, agreed. His Conservative allies in South Cambridgeshire and Huntingdon, Mr Andrew Lansley and Mr Jonathan Djanogly, agreed. I lost big time. Mr Paice, Mr Lansley and Mr Djanogly won big time, retained their seats and are all important ministers in the Coalition Government.
The plan to improve the A14 is a likely casualty of the Coalition Government's cuts as announced by the Liberal Democrat cabinet minister, Mr Danny Alexander, egged on by the Liberal Democrat Cambridge MP, Dr. Julian Huppert.
It seems to me that the Conservative ministers are now hiding behind the Liberal Democrats and all of them - yes, all of them, Conservatives and Liberal Democrats - are letting Cambridgeshire down.
Maybe the people should have voted for a vigorous independent instead.
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