Link Road campaign on BBC Today programme

January 10, 2013 by combehavendefenders

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Prompted by the ongoing peaceful resistance to the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR) the BBC’s flagship Today programme ran two 5-min slots concerning the campaign – and its relevance to the national issue of road building and sustainable transport – this morning (see below).

Meanwhile, the need for more people to join & support the peaceful protests in the valley continues.

BBC Today programme, BBC Radio 4, 10 January 2013. Two five min slots: “Roger Harrabin with the new swampies” [starts around 7.21am]; and debate between the Campaign for Better Transport’s Stephen Joseph and Adam Marshall from the British Chambers of Commerce [starts around 8.42am]. Should be available on to “listen again” to for several days through this link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/listen_again/default.stm

Road scheme protesters ‘to lose’
, BBC News, 10 January 2013. Wide-ranging piece with an unfortunate title. Among other things, BBC Environment Analyst Roger Harrabin highlights the redacted DfT recommendations, and challenges ESCC leader Peter Jones’ fast-and-loose approach to the figures for jobs that will allegedly be generated by the Road.

A summary of other recent media coverage can be found here.

locked-on activists

Interesting fact: the protester vox popped on the Today programme was d-locked to someone else at the time of the interview!

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