Black is white and white is black: Hugo Swire changes his tune on Knowle

MP Hugo Swire seems to have forgotten his own pre-election advice that there were “more intelligent ways of using Knowle”, and that it was “prudent” to “put Knowle relocation on hold”. At yesterday’s poorly-attended tea and talk meeting in Sidmouth, he apparently told some attendees that the Knowle protest was just “a parochial matter”.

Some former Sidmouth District and Town councillors, who recently lost their seats, were amongst the few people present at All Saints’ Hall. They must be glad of his change of mind.

Some history: