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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Damian Green raises Operation Stack in Commons

Damian Green, the Conservative MP for Ashford has raised Operation Stack in the Commons today. He has campaigned, along with Conservative MPs, MEPs, Councillors and activists across East Kent for a solution to the problems, but so far the Government has rejected all proposals.

The Transport Minister responsible is the Labour MP for Thanet South. In the short term, the only improvement proposed by the government is "improved signage", which is like an elastoplast over the San Andreas Fault! He added that Conservative Kent County Council is considering four possible sites for offroad lorry parking, and the goverment "will receive any ideas they produce with interest". Previously the Government has rejected all proposals on the grounds that the cost should be met by the private sector, ignoring the fact that the private sector is not willing to pay.

In the meantime, it's the people of Kent who suffer as piggy in the middle of the argument.

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