Isle of Wight Radio reports on an interview it has conducted with council leader David Pugh. He is worried that the magic roundabout – the supporters’ camp outside the now closed Vestas factory – is deterring potential employers on the Island.
What he’s almost certainly more worried about is the idea of an assertive labour movement on the Island. Workers who are not willing to put up with poor pay and working conditions as the price of having a job. The magic roundabout is the Achilles heel, but it should be clear to all what Pugh’s wider target is.
Caroline Lucas, the Green MEP for the South East Region, who visited on Friday, has stuck up for the Vestas workers’ and supporters’ camp, stressing the environmentally friendly way people are living there, and the wider environmental issues that the campaign embodies.