The group advising the Ministry of Defence on where to site the decommissioning of nuclear subs has come under fire after members were sacked to be replaced by a PR company.
Dr Jane Hunt and Dr Bill Thompson of Lancaster University, which carried out public consultations for the project, were sacked from the advisory group to make way for a PR company. Dr Jane Hunt subsequently resigned from the project’s steering committee, along with veteran anti-nuclear campaigner Peter Lanyon.
According to thisisplymouth, in her resignation letter Dr Hunt said that although there had been genuine consultation originally, the MoD “has failed to implement its commitments both in relation to its responses to earlier consultation and to the advisory group, and has exhibited a growing reversion to ‘decide, announce, defend’.”
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