local news for years now, has flared up again prompted largely by an act of god as hundreds of thousands of tons of sewage was released into the river as a result of the flash storms we experienced in west London last week.
The Council, through the Fulham Chronicle, is now in full swing warning that Thames Water plans to knock down people's homes. Wait a minute, isn't that the same Council that had to retract exactly the same claim after it was dismissed by the Mayor of London and the Government? I think it was. And that time around as well they used a stooge to make the claim, in that case Raj Bhatia, a supportive residents association chair. This time they are using the Fulham Chronicle who have obligingly started a 'residents against the sewer' column.
Meanwhile, anglers have talked about how the recent release of sewage left thousands of fish dead, describing how they saw them gaspping for air on the surface. And the EU has repeatedly warned that high levels of pollution will result in fines unless plans are put in place to deal with the problem that our sewers simply can't cope anymore and need to be replaced.
I don't blame anyone in Fulham who is worried about losing their home campaigning against it, of course they would. I just wish that the council and their allies at the Chronicle would perhaps give a bit more of a balanced view of the project - after all, with this council's track record on this subject you have to take everything they say on the subject with a large bucket of salt.