27 Jun 2009

Daily Echo backing calls for referendum

Daily Echo backing calls for referendum
By Jon Reeve
THE Daily Echo today backs demands for a referendum on controversial plans to fluoridate Hampshire's tap water.
Campaigners say their faith in democracy has been damaged by health chiefs approving the scheme to add fluoride to the water supplies of nearly 200,000 homes despite widespread opposition.
Anti-fluoride activists have been joined by one of Southampton's most powerful politicians to call for a direct vote on the issue.
Nearly three-quarters of people who responded to a public consultation said they were against fluoridation. Full story on page 3

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