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Category Archives: anti-environmental rhetoric
Labour/UKIP voters put Environment/Climate Change as 2nd top Choice for Spending Cuts
Amid all the flummery of Clarkson’s cold cuts, Shapps’ second job, and Champion’s poppy wreath claim, there was a youGov poll, which showed Labour and the Tories neck and neck in the race to the General Election. No news … Continue reading
Posted in anti-environmental rhetoric, climate change, General Election, Labour, UKIP, Uncategorized Tagged climate change, Environment, opinion polls, UKIP, YouGov 9 Comments
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
A political blog: the unholy alliance between UKIP and the Marxist Libertarians
the cheeky chappy Last week I forced myself to watch a Channel 4 documentary “Nigel Farage: who are you?”, made by self-styled “fashionable left-wing film-maker turned wicked libertarian” Martin Durkin. He has previously made such edifying and entertaining pieces … Continue reading
Mark Reckless MP for Lodge Hill rails against Natural England, Quangos, spiders, bugs and – vegetated shingle
Following yesterday’s blog on the latest machinations at Lodge Hill, I was informed that the local MP for the Lodge Hill area Mark Reckless, had not made any statement either for or against the development at Lodge Hill or the … Continue reading
Keeping a Level Head
A Somerset Levels Wet Meadow (c) Miles King I feel almost reluctant to put pen to paper (metaphorically) on the issue of the floods and the Somerset Levels, because so much has been written or spoken in recent days fromn … Continue reading
Posted in agriculture, anti conservation rhetoric, anti-environmental rhetoric, Common Agricultural Policy, Environment Agency, European environment policy, Floodplains, grasslands, meadows, Owen Paterson Tagged Agriculture, common agricultural policy, Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, flooding, Owen Paterson, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Site of Special Scientific Interest 15 Comments
Have we reached Peak Paterson?
is the sun setting on Owen Paterson? ((c) Miles King) Some say we have seen Peak Oil, but are now witnessing Peak “Owen Paterson”? After yesterday’s performance in the Commons, where Paterson repeatedly failed to respond to questioning on his … Continue reading
Posted in anti-environmental rhetoric, biodiversity offsetting, climate change, flooding, Floodplains, Matt Ridley, neoliberalism, Owen Paterson, Policy Exchange Tagged Anne McIntosh, anti environmental rhetoric, anti environmentalism, climate change, flooding, Matt Ridley, Owen Paterson, red tape 15 Comments
Paterson fails to see wood, only trees
Happy New Year everybody. Let’s hope 2014 is better than 2013. I was wondering what to write for my first blog post of 2014 when my usual supplier turned up. Yes, you’ve guessed it – Owen Paterson Secretary of State … Continue reading