On Sundays SMS takes a slightly different view of affairs which is a little more philosophical.
When someone has integrity, their actions are true to their beliefs, they make decisions that can be tough but are also right according to them.
Unfortunately, integrity can turn into rigid adherence to one side of an argument even when all the evidence points the other way.
SMS believes that this is now the position with the two and three tier debate in Bedford Borough. The very few individuals who support two tier are dogmatically sticking to their view of the world, even when their arguments have been dismantled one by one.
Anybody who attended one of the official consultation evenings will have observed this as, time after time, evidence was swept aside by unsupported statements such as “We believe that…”, “It may be true…”, “I know that…”
During the coming week, SMS are holding 4 meetings of their own (bringing to 10 the number we have held so far). Our meetings will have addressed more individuals than the official consultation evenings by the end of the consultation process and accessed more communities.
Why not come to one of our meetings and listen to the other side of the story? We even invite any members of the two-tier side of the debate to come and speak in favour of change. We are much more open to honest debate than the official consultation evenings…
Mon 29th June 7pm at Beauchamp Middle School in Brickhill
Tue 30th June 7pm at Woodside Middle School in Bedford
Wed 1st July 7pm at Harrold Village Hall
Thu 2nd July 8:15pm at Bromham Village Hall
Let all your friends know too – we only have word of mouth and the wonders of the interweb to spread our news…