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The Brexit Charade

The Brexit charade continues to play out. Increasingly shrill, even hysterical threats emanate from what we can only assume to be the new bunker built by Dominic Cummings’ dad under Number 10 Downing Street. The latest one, picked up and … Continue reading

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Brexit Coups, Communism and Civil Assistance; some history.

It feels like things are coming to a head. Talk of a coup may be overblown, but the Prime Minister has indicated that he may refuse to abide by an Act of Parliament – you know, the one that will … Continue reading

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Another top wildlife site trashed – landowner given paltry fine and let off costs

News has been dripping out, about a significant incident of damage to an SSSI in North Yorkshire. The first we heard was on 21st August, when Defra announced a successful prosecution of a SSSI owner in North Yorkshire. The owner … Continue reading

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The Forest of Brexeat – a short story

April was upon them and shelter was their goal. The sun beat down upon their heads, sweat pouring off them as the boy took a small swig of water from his grandfather’s water bottle. “Just small sips lad, we don’t … Continue reading

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Euro Elections provide yet another opportunity to give Government a kicking

Brexit seems to throw up one crazy thing after another. After having been told repeatedly by Prime Minister May that “no deal is better than a bad deal”, we now find ourselves in a position where not only has no … Continue reading

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Parliament rejects Baroness Stowell for Charity Commission job. Govt ignores them.

this is just a copy of an earlier post which might have been infected with malware…. Some of you sharper eyed readers (clue – that’s all of you) will remember I wrote about the background to the incoming Charity Commission … Continue reading

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The Pillar 2 Coup: Rural Payments Agency poaches Countryside Stewardship from Natural England.

this is just a copy of an earlier post which I have now deleted as it looks like it might have been infected by malware. Last week the Government launched its long awaited “what on earth are we going to … Continue reading

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The People’s Walk for Wildlife

I’ve shamelessly nicked this piece from Martin Harper‘s blog. It’s by Chris Packham and he’s demanding we all join him on the People’s Walk for Wildlife. I will be there. Will you?   56%. It says 56%. Since 1970 I … Continue reading

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Rearranging the deck chairs on the Natural England Titanic.

Natural England chairs come and go, and today’s publication of the advert inviting applicants to be the next chair, gives me an opportunity to look, once again, at the absolute state of Natural England. Some may feel all I do … Continue reading

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We are what we Eat

The old adage “We are what we eat” is only partly true, at best. We eat vegetables but we are not vegetables. Similarly, those of us who eat meat are, in a real sense, meat – but we are not … Continue reading

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