On Thursday this week (21-Feb-13), we were alerted to a BBC Radio 4 “You and Yours” programme featuring Smart Meters. As disappointed as we were not to be invited to appear on the show, we still took the opportunity to tweet a few contributions under the #YouAndYours hashtag on social networking site, Twitter.
You can see all the contributions the show received under the #YouandYours hashtag for yourself here – all, that is, except for ours. None of the information we posted appeared, meaning anyone following reactions to this BBC production couldn’t receive our perspective on it. By way of evidence, you can see all of the tweets we posted under our own feed here, as well as in the comparison graphic below.
Whilst this will not come as a surprise to many of our readers, it should serve as a wake-up call to anyone who still believes that the Smart Meter programme is there to serve you – the consumer.
As we have repeatedly said, despite the expensive rhetoric and lavish sophism -seemingly from all angles- the Smart Meter agenda is not about empowering you with information, whether that information is coming via a Smart Meter, the radio or the BBC’s Twitter feed.
As they say, the worst thing about censorship is ≡≡≡≡≡≡≡≡≡≡≡≡≡≡≡≡ ≡≡≡≡≡≡≡≡ ≡≡≡≡. We are therefore taking this important milestone in time to call for your help in continuing to help us get the word out about Smart Meters as quickly and as widely as possible. We are in possession of another monster order of leaflets and will send a free batch out to anyone who wants one so they can get the word out to their neighbours and friends. Just email us with a postal address to info [at] stopsmartmeters.org.uk or use the contact form in the menu above. As far as we know, traditional letterboxes still aren’t that easy to censor.