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Monthly Archives: June 2017
Brexit one year on: Instability Rules.
A year ago today I wrote this piece about Turkeys having voted for Christmas. It doesn’t seem a year ago though – more like a decade. The Tory party project to shrink the state, shrink the economy and tear … Continue reading
Posted in 2017 general election, Brexit Tagged 2017 general election, Brexit 1 Comment
The First New Agriculture Act in 70 years creates an opportunity for farming, food and nature
The UK is to have its first new major Agriculture Act since 1947. There have been minor Agriculture Acts which made amendments to the 47 Act (eg in 1970) and in 1986, but by then agriculture was governed by rules … Continue reading
Michael Gove and the American Neoconservatives
Last week I wrote about Michael Gove’s surprise arrival as Secretary of State for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs. There is so much more to write about this, but time is limited and I will not be able to … Continue reading
General Election Reshuffle sends Gove to Defra.
I was away in Germany last week looking at how they are restoring Floodplain Meadows in the Region of Hessen. More on that anon. First though, a few thoughts on the election and in particular the rehabilitation of Michael … Continue reading
Posted in Defra, Stuart Agnew, Tory Party Tagged Defra, General Election 2017, Michael Gove, Tory Party 10 Comments