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post #804 of (permalink) Old 22nd October 2007
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Hi Briggati - I agree with most of what you say - albeit long-winded. I totally agree with those who have lost out. I have been involved with small community groups who have had neither the money or expertise to deal with similar local issues but infortunately we live in aworld where litigation takes time and can be expensive. Any lawyer or MP would never advise a petition as they are can be easily ignored at one fell swoop - it is much better for each person affected (driver or passenger) to take steps and write as an individual - in the same way that people where advised to claim for over-charging by the banks. Petitions tend to be seen as a single issue whereas if each person takes written action it is more likely to be treated as multiple problems.
Has anyone, be it those affected or carried out examinations actually come out and say what component or action failed to cause the bonnet failure problems - it seems to me the crux of the matter has been lost in all the publicity - I have noticed this very much in the press and on TV.

To sum up - I believe it would be best to emphasise the cause of failure rather than spend time on why those responsible have failed to act. That approach is more likely to be based on fact rather than opinion.
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