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Right, so on behalf of funders whose identity you refuse to reveal, you have just destroyed an attempt to stop children being poisoned by diesel fumes. Then you present this as some kind of triumph for the public interest.
The Taxpayers' Alliance is a #DarkMoney-funded lobbying group, seeking to rip down the laws protecting our health, our public services and the living world. In this case, it has succeeded. We should be incensed about it.
The political objective of extremely rich people and the corporations they control is to be released from the constraints of democracy: such as regulations and taxes. But they don't want to be seen. So they hire people like the Taxpayers' Alliance to do it for them.
Without revealing its funders, the Taxpayers' Alliances attacks democratically-elected and transparent bodies, while persuading people it is a grassroots organisation. This is how democracy dies.
The TaxPayers' Alliance assault on the clean air zone in Southampton reminds me strongly of the Koch Brothers' attacks on public transport in the US. But in this case we have no idea who funded it, and @the_tpa isn't saying.
Why would a national organisation pour such resources into a local campaign in Southampton? And whose resources were they?
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