Our shareholder campaign against the ill-fated Newbury by-pass has always been conducted peacefully. Violence is not only morally repugnant but counter-productive to effective campaigning. We condemn those who think otherwise, including the few hotheads who aggressively confronted the Costain directors.
Let us not forget, though, that the by-pass builders are committing a far greater wrong by ruining four of Britain's best wildlife reserves, 12 archaeological sites and one listed Civil War battlefield site for a road that will not relieve Newbury's severe congestion.
Director, Friends of the Earth