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Monthly Archives: July 2014
Where does Owen Paterson go from here?
Owen Paterson reveals that he sees himself as St George fighting the environmental lobby dragon, or Green Blob as he has called it. He feels that his sacking is a “kick in the teeth” for several hundred hugely wealthy landowners … Continue reading
Held to Ransom: Solar Farms – green or greed?
Rampisham Down Transmitter Station from Hot Air Balloon Despite the sun shining upon us for much of the late Spring and Summer, the Solar industry has not had such a happy time of it. Eric Pickles has decided he doesn’t … Continue reading
Paterson refuses top Scientists’ briefings on Climate Change: where does he get his views from?
It was a massive shock – to no-one at all – that Owen Paterson has refused to take a briefing on climate change from the Chief Scientists of the Met Office, Department of Climate Change or even Defra. This amazing … Continue reading
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Sells brings Cross to NE Board. Goodbye Doug Hulyer
The white smoke has appeared from the Natural England papal chimney – we now know who the new Natural England Chief Executive is – James Cross. He has arrived fresh from being the second CEO of the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). … Continue reading
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Farmers flout TB rules and campaign against loopholes which let TB spread
You really would think that Britain’s farmers would all be on-side supporting whatever actions are needed to reduce the scourge of Bovine TB, wouldn’t you? ‘Fraid not. Last week I explored Defra’s latest proposals to reduce the spread of bTB … Continue reading
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