Sunday, September 4, 2011

High court rules Basildon council can proceed with removing families from site after failure to win a last-minute injunction

The Travellers on Wednesday confirmed they would appeal against the rejection of their injunction to halt the eviction.

Despite the council having the right to clear the site from midnight, Tony Ball, leader of Basildon council, said they would do that only after giving the Travellers a starting date. "Direct action to clear Dale Farm is a last resort . and we take it reluctantly - but after almost 10 years of legal wrangling and exhausting the judicial process the Travellers have left us with absolutely no choice, they have broken the law, which we are duty bound to uphold. And this is what we believe the vast majority of local people expect us to do."


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