Whose side IS EDDC on?

23 Feb

Before the Local Plan inspector’s meeting about Sidmouth on Tuesday, we had to reprise this entry from the blog of Independent EDDC councillor Claire Wright on 8 May 2012 – prescient then and just as topical now – unfortunately

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I was passed this song today by a protester at the Knowle, attending the Development Management Committee meeting Local Plan session.

Some of you may know him.  His name is Robert Crick and he chairs Sidmouth’s Vision Group.

I asked him about the tune and he wasted no time in bursting into song loudly beside me for several minutes!

I wanted to blog the song because I think it is brilliant!

Which side are you on now, which side are you on?
Are you on the side of civic pride?
Which side are you on?

Persimmon had a project
The people had no say
Money changed hands
And agricultural lands
Had permission to build, so that’s OK

Which side are you on now? Which side are you on?
Are you on the side of the countryside?
Which side are you on?

A councillor raised a question
Which landed her in the soup
May we be told
If Developers Gold
Is helping to fund the ruling group?

Which side are you on now?  Which side are you on?
Are you on the side that bribed and lied?
Which side are you on?

The bubble of reputation
Is what they thought of first
When the Sidmouth Spring
Questioned everything
And the people said:  “Your bubble’s burst!”

Which side are you on now, which side are you on?
Are you on the side of the turning tide?
Which side are you on?

They built a bubble economy
Plunging the world into debt
They pay no tax
And wield the axe
But hey!  You ain’t seen nothing yet

Which side are you on now, which side are you on?
Are you on the side that ruled in pride?  Are you on the side that’s been crucified?
Which side are you on?
………………………………………..

“Thoughts ran in me that words and writing were nothing and must die, for action is the essence of all and if thou dost not act thou dost nothing.”
Gerrard Winstanley, circa 1649.

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http://www.claire-wright.org/index.php/post/the_reputation_song/

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