What do you get if you allow raw sewage to be pumped into rivers, and those rivers then flood?
This Writer is therefore looking forward to the BBC’s Coast special on the cholera outbreak of 2022, after Tory MPs voted en masse to allow cost-cutting water companies to keep pumping sewage into our coastal rivers.
Constituents are – justifiably – complaining. And what do you think the Tories are doing?
They are hiding behind the murder of David Amess to claim that these concerned citizens are “spreading hatred” against them.
Here’s David TC Davies, Conservative MP for Monmouth and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, accusing a constituent of just that. I provide the constituent’s complaint so you can see that there is no reason whatever for him to have claimed what he did:
Here’s a comment on it so you can see it’s not just me kicking up a fuss:
It's quite clever actually. If @DavidTCDavies says something is activist hatred, even though it's clearly in front of him and it isn't, some of his more gullible voters will swallow it. The conned can be that stupid.
— Parliament View (@parliamentview) October 24, 2021
Yes, the conned can be that stupid – especially when they don’t even know what has happened:
Dear @BBCNews, you have been my go-to news organisation for most of my 47-year adult life. In most of those years you would have reported MPs voting to ALLOW sewage discharge into our waterways. This is as national-public-interest as you can get. Please explain your silence.
— Martin McConkey (@HHMGM) October 23, 2021
Fortunately, the social media are seething…
On Twitter there is genuine outrage & fear about sewage in our water.
Do you think the general population has ANY idea what's happening?
— LadyDevushka#NHS🥀#IamCorbyn#FreeNazanin🤚 (@irisstylosa) October 24, 2021
…and Mr Davies’s lie about “spreading hatred” isn’t stopping people from outing their own MPs. Here’s just a smattering:
This is my MP Cherilyn Mackrory, she voted to discharge effluent & sewage into our waterways & water supply I am writing to her to ask why. pic.twitter.com/4J4IQH5iYH
— Paulie ⚫️ (@skiologist) October 23, 2021
My MP, @NickGibbUK , MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, also voted for raw sewage etc to be dumped in the sea. can you explain your reasons?
— Ian Manion (@IanManion) October 23, 2021
This is my MP Matt Vickers, he voted to discharge effluent & sewage into our waterways & water supply. I would write to him to ask why, but have been blocked for challenging his acts and omissions; like all other Tory politicians in the North East. pic.twitter.com/QCbmkx396G
— Ben McBean (@Ben_McBean) October 24, 2021
This is my MP, paediatrician Dr. Caroline Johnson (Conservative – Sleaford and North Kesteven) she voted to have Raw, Untreated Sewerage & Effluence Dumped into Britain's Rivers and Waterways.#SewageParty #sewage pic.twitter.com/c0UZssX3w7
— Ed H. BA (Hons) Social Science (@HortopEdward) October 24, 2021
And you are encouraged to do the same:
Please name your MP if they voted to pour raw sewage into the rivers,and onto beaches.
— Erdmute Wendlinger D (@ErdmuteD) October 23, 2021
Here’s a handy link to the full list of MPs who supported the raw sewage motion, to help you get started:
Here the list of all the MP’s who voted to allow raw sewage to be dumped into our waterways. My MP, Dan Poulter, Central Suffolk, is on there. He’s our local GP; obviously not concerned about environmental or human health. https://t.co/BBD2rz4eKJ
— Style Directions (@StyleDirections) October 22, 2021
Oh – and if you’re thinking we’re all making a big deal out of nothing, think again. Here’s our river quality correspondent:
"DEAD seagulls have been spotted along Southend seafront following a sewage spillage which has moved experts to warn beach-goers from entering the water."
I assume you weren't planning on going for a swim anyway.https://t.co/PtrjwgHmG9
— Feargal Sharkey (@Feargal_Sharkey) October 21, 2021
Sadly, due to the lack of reporting (hello, BBC?) most people probably still don’t know that their rivers and beaches are poisoned, and that their homes will be – after the annual floods hit next year.
Even when they're swimming in shit too many people still think that Boris (Johnson) is 'a bit of a laugh', 'doing his best', 'a man of the people'. . .
Oh for at least a smidgen of good political education. #RawSewageTories
— Prof Gayle Letherby 💙 #PeaceAndJustice (@gletherby) October 24, 2021
Some people are advocating stronger measures than harsh words…
Perhaps the raw sewage could be pumped into downing Street ?
— Ian Andrews Socialist #GTTO (@jeeprenegade666) October 22, 2021
It’s not advisable, really. You don’t win an argument against spreading disease by spreading disease.
In the meantime…
Care for a post Brexit dip? pic.twitter.com/BCFODucWix
— Rob B (@RobBfromDerby) October 23, 2021
If you’re near the coast, you’ll be getting it anyway.
Come to think of it, the Thames flows into the sea. It’ll probably start stinking soon.
I wonder if the Tories in the Palace of Westminster will even understand that the nasty smell that’s making their taxpayer-funded dinners taste so bad is a result of their own decision?
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