By concentrating their fire on one of the few roads where the environmental benefits will outweigh the environmental damage, the protesters have reduced the credibility of the anti-road lobby.
Their failure, noted by your leader, to attract anywhere near the numbers of protesters the organisers had originally promised is one result of this loss of credibility. It will be a matter of great regret, to me as much as to anyone else, if the protest continues and in so doing marginalises those of us who understand the pressing need for a new integrated transport strategy for our country.
David Rendel MP
(Newbury, Lib Dem)
House of Commons
London SW1Reuse content