They had set up camp to highlight the illegality of a traveller settlement blighting a stretch of greenbelt land near their homes.The council seemingly hasn’t forgiven them for showing them up to be a useless, traveller-appeasing shower of inadequates.
But now it is the protesting villagers of Meriden, in Warwickshire, who face the prospect of being evicted from the site - for breaking planning laws.
And, of course, there’s no way it’ll take the council ten years to get around to it either…
Both groups have had applications and appeals turned down, but in a move that will further anger the locals it is likely the objectors will be forced to pack up their caravan and awning and move on before the travellers go.*sigh*
Mr McGrath denied that by continuing to protest on the illegal camp Meriden RAID were no better than the people they are campaigning to remove.
'There’s no comparison,' he said. 'We are not here for residential or commercial reasons.
'We are not seeking to be here for any great length of time.
'And we are not in a field. We are set up in a builders' yard on an area of hard standing and we are having no impact on the environment.
'They have dug up acres of land and now the area looks like a muddy quagmire.'Clearly though, to the council, you are a far more unsightly blot, since you highlight just how uneven the laws are in this country..