From Bridget Murphy.
WITH reference to your correspondent, Brendan McDonald (JEP, 5 March) in regard to Deputy Wimberley’s errors, as he puts it. I’m afraid they were the result of poor organisation, and a lack of courtesy, not being punctual for the debate he was leading for the rescindment of the new incinerator, and nothing to do with lack of experience. The Deputy Bailiff was justified in reprimanding him – it was not a ‘Frank Spencer’ show.
Mr McDonald goes on to cite the burning of a banknote bearing the image of Her Majesty the Queen as one of the errors. This was sheer gimmickry, the sort of thing that puts some voters off. The value of this note could have fed three children in the Third World for a day.
While I have no doubt that Deputy Wimberley is a well-intentioned man, he needs to be more realistic. Facts and figures in a lot of paperwork do not always appropriate to everyday issues, however impressive they may appear. And, as for scientists, they do not always agree with one another.
I am in no doubt our democratically voted government showed no lack of courage in voting for what they believed to be the best option, and that the cost of the modern new incinerator will prove its worth.
As for Senator Cohen, promoting the design and beauty of the new incinerator plans, why not? Appearance is a part of the package.
It is about time we left the government to make the major decisions. This is, after all, what the electorate voted and pay them for.
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