I don't always quote Conservative philosophers in my speeches. But I did quote Edmund Burke in my speech at the demonstration against the Helioslough freight terminal application organised by STRiFE outside the Alban Arena on Saturday.
All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. There must have been a couple of hundred people there specifically for the rally - and then all the passers-by who were shopping at the French market. I was pleased to be on the same platform as Roma Mills and Anne Main because there is nothing party political about this battle. We sink or swim together. In summary I said (as I have said previously) that this proposal has perfectly horrible implications for Park Street and the villages but it is also a knife in the underbelly of St Albans. In short I spoke about all the issues highlighted in my earlier blog on my formal letter of objection to the scheme. Now we have the hard work of mounting the technical arguments. I hope to see lots of people at the St Albans District Council Planning Referrals Committee on Monday evening!