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Monthly Archives: June 2018
Hollow Promises: A Brexit impact assessment
Can it really be two years since the Earthquake struck and the UK voted to leave the EU? It seems both much longer, and no time at all. So, on this anniversary, I thought it would be timely to explore … Continue reading
Brexit – Two Years On.
Two years ago today – that fateful day when the UK voted, by the slimmest of margins, to leave the EU. I’d loved to have gone on the People’s Vote march in London, even though I’m ambivalent about whether there … Continue reading
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Quoth the Raven: Never More.
On Friday last week Defra announced that Natural England chair Andrew Sells would be standing down in January 2019, a year earlier than had originally been planned. Sells joined the Natural England board in 2014 on his first 3 year … Continue reading
Posted in Andrew Sells, National Sheep Association, Natural England, Ravens, Sheep Tagged Andrew Sells, culling, Natural England, Ravens, Sheep 2 Comments
Green Alliance brief on the EU withdrawal bill Green Watchdog amendment
Since I wrote the earlier piece on moves to strengthen environmental protection via the EU withdrawal bill, Green Alliance has produced this very useful briefing note. MPs vote tomorrow, so I am posting this now so you can draw your … Continue reading
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Will Gove get his way, for a toothier Green Watchdog?
The Brexit train continues to head towards the buffers. Today sees the EU Withdrawal Bill (aka The Big Brexit Bill) return to the House of Commons, where MPs will consider what to do with its tattered remains, after it received … Continue reading
Posted in Brexit, EU withdrawal bill, Michael Gove Tagged Brexit, EU withdrawal bill, Gove, Green Watchdog, Lush Times 7 Comments
Jacob Rees-Mogg and his fantasy Scrublands
You would have to be a hermit to be unaware of the housing crisis which grips towns and cities across England. Homeless people line our high streets and occupy shop-fronts. But the housing crisis is far wider than that … Continue reading
Posted in Green Belt, housing, Lodge Hill, Lush Times, scrub Tagged Greenbelt, housing, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Lush Times, scrub 1 Comment
The Nitrogen Dilemma
Are humans, and everything we do, part of nature? Or have we evolved to the point where what we do is no longer considered “natural”? This might seem like a philosophical question, but the answer to it has a great … Continue reading
Posted in Agriculture policy, agrochemicals, eutrophication, No Tern Unstoned Tagged Agriculture, eutrophication, Nitrogen, No Tern Unstoned 37 Comments