The silent debate

Last updated : 05 February 2002 By Gareth Edwards
Considering the importance of the project and the fact that as a sporting nation we now don't have a national stadium no one connected with the two bids has ever bothered to ask the public as to which bid they'd prefer.

The site has been built by Hartley Briggs & Ross and is impartial, unbiased and non-commercial. The only reason we're doing it it to give people a chance to have their say.

The site, although it asks a Wembly or Birmingham question, then shows how people are voting on a national level right down to a local post code level, so you can see how people are voting in LE3 for example.

I hope that you get the chance to see the site, pass on the url and help us make the issue one of public concern and interest again. Chelsea's fanzine site "" has made the first offer of help down south and will be putting a button on their front page to lobby their fans, others in the midlands and the north will follow shortly.

I don't speak as a football fan, rather as a tax payer who's perplexed as to why such a simple undertaking in other countries is the bane of a nation who have some of the most high profile teams in the world.

Thanks for your time.