More from Peter Jones, Norman Baker video, 18-hour lockdown at the DfT: Day 2 of the Operation Disclosure document search
April 9, 2013 by combehavendefenders
Day Two of the Operation Disclosure document search saw campaigners returning to the DfT for further 9 hours of attempts to enter the building an obtain the documents from Zone 12 on the 2nd floor (where, we are reliably informed, they are currently filed).
In all, we logged 101 attempted searches over the course of the two days. And, whilst no-one was able to penetrate beyond the 2nd layer of security (ESCC security personnel and police from both the Met and East Sussex were again out in force), the Searchers certainly made their presence felt over the nine hours from 8am – 5pm, and left in high spirits, confident that it can’t be long now before the DfT’s secret recommendations about whether or not to fund the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road are made public.
In other news, following East Sussex County Council leader Peter Jones’ extraordinary claim on BBC Sussex yesterday that he had never seen the unredacted parts of the March 2012 document in which the DfT assessed the Link Road as being of “low or medium value for money”, we emailed him a copy.
Click here to see his bizarre – and highly revealing – response.
Finally, here is the film of Document Searchers questioning Undersecretary of State for Transport Norman Baker on his way into the DfT yesterday. Sometimes what’s *not* said is more revealing than what is …