26 Aug 2011

Echo letter

Not a voting subject
WHILE I welcome Mr Willotts' comments (Letters, August 17) on putting fluoride in the water, I would point out that by asking for a referendum he is effectively saying that whatever the majority want they can have.
While this sort of vote is useful with other things of community concern, where the issue is of mass medication without consent I take issue with it. Admittedly the 'anti' side would almost definitely win - that is obvious by the number of letters appearing in the Echo - it is still, nonetheless, asking other people to decide on whether you take medication or not and should, therefore, not be the subject of a referendum. NAME & ADDRESS SUPPLIED.

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