Monthly Archives: April 2015

An outbreak of nonaerophobia among UKIP spokesmen

              What is it about UKIP Spokesmen and their fear of gases disappearing? First there was farm spokesman and chicken farmer Stuart Agnew, telling the European Parliament of his desperate worries that the EU’s … Continue reading

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Rampisham Down Factsheet #8: Politics and Politicians

As the election draws closer, I thought it would be worth looking at the politics and politicians of Rampisham Down and who supports the development of a Solar Farm on one of Britain’s most important nature sites. There are some … Continue reading

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Pickles gets in a Pickle over voluntary volunteering days

This morning, there was a bit of a light-hearted diversion from the heavy bombardment that is the election campaign, when Eric Pickles announced a proposal, which first surfaced in 2009, to give employees 3 days “statutory” volunteering leave a year. … Continue reading

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Rampisham Down Factsheet #7 : Brownfield Site?

Thomas Hardy knew about the meaning of Brown in Dorset landscapes. The Return of the Native starts “A Saturday afternoon in November was approaching the time of twilight, and the vast tract of unenclosed wild known as Egdon Heath embrowned … Continue reading

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