24 March 2024
A Prayer For Scampton. Request to Sir Keir Starmer

Dear Sir Keir,

The Home Office is applying for a Special Development Order to continue with the delivery of an asylum camp at Scampton.

Let's just take a look at that for a minute. The Home Office stated that the reason for mass migration camps and barges in the first place was that it was cheaper than hotels and that spending millions of pounds our money on said hotels was unacceptable. And yet we now know from the evidence provided by their own department that Scampton alone is in their words, "£45.1 million more than using hotels, with site used until March 2028."

Not to mention the additional loss at Scampton of £300 million in private investment, 1,000 jobs and the future returns to the exchequer from the redevelopment project potentially running into the billions in coming years.

So why are they looking at going ahead with it? They're literally choosing the opposite (i.e. more expensive) option to their stated overall argument to justify these camps. In the case of Scampton including additional costs and loss of investment at least £345 million.

How can it be when this Home Office plan was initially allegedly conceived to save we the taxpayer money on hotel bills, that we now know that it is significantly more expensive and yet is still being pursued? This appears to be an incredible waste of taxpayers money.

We have watched this shambolic circus of political ineptitude and incompetence unravel before our very eyes. This is a scandal of waste, no more, no less. We're told that the government is working in the public interest, but this appears to be untrue.

We would like to see this reckless use of our taxes stopped so that no more money is wasted on it and Scampton can become the economic growth story it was planned to be whilst protecting it's proud history and heritage.

We would suggest the following:

When our service personnel sacrificed their lives to protect our future we made them the only promise we could:

"We Will Not Forget."

We have a duty to honour that promise, it's the only thing we have left to give them.

Please Sir Keir, submit a prayer for Scampton when they apply for their SDO?

Yours is the only voice that can at least get them to debate this I'll judged, over budget plan. And we believe that a debate is the very least it deserves.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. Jason Bayliss

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  1. Jason Bayliss, Retired, None, Lincoln
  2. Geoff Miller, Technision, Lincolm
  3. Deborah Newcomb, Lincoln
  4. Vicky Loudon, Teacher, Whitley bay
  5. Rachel Belcher
  6. George Oliver, Engineer, Siemens, Scampton
  7. Graham Shephardson, Driver, None, Scampton
  8. Michael couzens, Self employed, Lincoln
  9. David Talbot, CEO, Lincoln
  10. Amanda Trigg, Teaching assistant, Lincoln
  11. Andrew Slack, Agriculture, Scampton
  12. Sandra Wilkinson, Housewife, None, Faldingworth
  13. Michael Sandell, Retired, Peterborough
  14. Debbie Rawding, Scampton
  15. julie simpson, retired, corringham
  16. Darren Ainsley, Scampton
  17. Dawn Busby, Retired, Harrogate
  18. Penny, Scampton
  19. Sylvia, Scampton
  20. Ashley webb, Gas Engineer, Lincoln
  21. Jamie, Scampton
  22. Matthew Moody, Veteran
  23. Vanessa Warrior, Intervention Radiology Coordinator, ULHT NHS TRUST, Lincoln
  24. Julie Throsell, Lincoln
  25. Sue HARTLEY, Doncaster
  26. Richard price, Healthcare, Lincoln
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  28. Rachael Day, RN, Scampton
  29. Mick Young, IT, Apogee, Lincoln
  30. Louise Thompson, Scampton
  31. andrew sinclair, aerospace engineering, Scampton
  32. sue, retired, north carlton
  33. Helen Crow, NHS, Lincoln
  34. Susan Pateman, Carer, Lincoln
  35. Neil Warrior, Signalman, Lincoln
  36. Joy Shaw, Lincoln
  37. Jacqui Clinch, Foster carer, Dunholme
  38. Debbie Dunn, Kennel Assistant, Lincoln
  39. Katie Adam, Pharmacy Dispenser, Lincoln
  40. Christine Stansfield, Retired, Cleethorpes
  41. Elizabeth Mattocks, Retired, Lincoln
  42. Suzanne Bramwell, Data and Systems Officer, Lincoln
  43. Margaret Thomas, Lincoln
  44. Anita Lloyd, Community care assistant, Rose Community group, Lincoln
  45. Wendy Bonas
  46. Paul Burke, Armed Forces Veteran, Mansfield
  47. JANET WHITE, Retired, Lincoln
  48. Rachael Gren, Retired, Scampton
  49. Paul Tompkins, Joiner, Scampton
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