Friday, July 11, 2008

Chinese Takeaway

Forget pointless by-elections! It's official - a record number of you voted in the latest ECR poll, with the overwhelming majority in favour of nixing plans for a 17 billion square foot China Gateway business park on the west of the island. 84 votes were cast, here's the result:

Question: Should Thanet Council grant planning permission for the China Gateway business park?

Yes: 15% (13 votes)
No: 84% (71 votes)

I expect the planning application to be thrown out forthwith!


Anonymous said...

I think this is why the masses don't like millionaires ECR. Because once they are nice and comfy themselves they pull up the ladder.

Eastcliff Richard said...

I take it you voted for the business park then? And that, reading between the lines, you imagine it's going to create jobs for the masses? Would it not be better to create more sustainable, long term jobs by reinvigorating our leisure and agricultural industries here on the island? Do you not think the Chinese will 'pull up the ladder' as soon as they realise their scheme depends on cheap oil and endless consumerism?

And what about the 'comfy' millionaires behind China Gateway? You think they are being altruistic by creating jobs for Thanet? Or is it more likely they're out to feather their own nests by gaining planning permission that will raise the value of their land 100 fold? And when they can't sell it on, what then? Another lump of Thanet gathering weeds? How much employment will that create?

Get real old bean.

As for me being 'nice and comfy' even millionaire celebrities are suffering in the current downturn. Why, I haven't been invited to so much as open a supermarket in months!

Anonymous said...

I would have thought that that means it WILL be passed.