Now Sutton’s running scared of protesting pensioners

IncineratorThe Stop the Incinerator Campaign wanted to mark the first anniversary of Sutton Council granting planning permission to Viridor to build a waste incinerator on Metropolitan Open Land at Beddington Lane this week.

But when concerned people from Sutton, Croydon and elsewhere across south London turned up at the council offices, they discovered that the meeting had been cancelled. Waiting to greet these “dangerous firebrands” – many of whom are law-abiding pensioners – were the police.

When it comes to accountability, it seems like LibDem-run Sutton Council has taken a leaf out of the book of absentee Tory MP for Croydon South, “Sir” Tricky Dicky Ottaway, who called out the police when in fear for his life by petitioners including at least one old lady in her 80s…

Who actually votes for these people?

Thanks to Dave Pettener of the Stop the Incinerator Campaign for this video report from this week’s protest.

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