Saturday, 27 November 2010

Worse than I'm a celebrity

I was speaking with someone recently who had made national as well as local newspapers because they objected to what the water board were doing. It was pre-united utilities but post water meters. The company decided that they wanted to cut off bad payers and she decided that she was going to fight them. Good for her.

She described herself as a rebel but it's really hard to believe that anyone would put forward a proposal to cut off the water in the first place. Anyone who opposes such measures is not a rebel. The rebels are those who think it is right to stop access to clean water. We may manage without washing but what about drinking? And then there is the small matter of going to the toilet.

I don't think they would even propose this sort of thing on I'm a celebrity get me out of here. We need people to be active in democracy so maybe we need a few more barbaric suggestions that may motivate others to get involved.

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