Tag Archives: Chris Packham

Shooting Birds and Biased Reporting – a tale of two BBC presenters

I can’t honestly remember a time when environmental stories have been so high up the news agenda-  and for such a long period. Perhaps, it’s a reaction to the never-ending and increasingly tedious coverage of Brexit  – which suddenly disappeared … Continue reading

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The People’s Walk for Wildlife

  It was a soggy Saturday. The People marched, quietly, fiercely, joyfully, through the West End of London. Many played the magical sound of a dawn chorus from their phones. A remarkable human squid walked alongside Sussex University’s Professor Dave … Continue reading

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The People’s Manifesto for Wildlife

It was back in June that I first heard about the idea of a manifesto for wildlife, to accompany a walk for wildlife in London. Chris Packham asked me if I wanted to be Minister for Farming (and I extended … Continue reading

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Where has all our wildlife gone?

What is really, truly happening to wildlife across the UK? Is wildlife disappearing, or are the reports of disappearing insects, road-verge dwelling wildflowers being mown to destruction, and swifts vanishing from our skies, merely agenda-driven doom-mongering by extreme environmentalists, hell … Continue reading

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Chris Packham mental health abuse update. Hunters blame Packham for inciting the abuse they gave him

This is just a quick follow-up post, to update you on things since yesterday’s about Chris Packham’s mental health problems and Asperger’s syndrome being used to attack him by the hunting fraternity. Packham was asked for his views on the … Continue reading

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Is it ok to call someone a nutjob because you disagree with their politics?

Chris Packham has been in the news recently, not least for the fact that he has Asperger’s Syndrome and suffered from depression which led to two suicide attempts. As someone who has also suffered from depression, I can understand to … Continue reading

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BBC confirm their editorial guidelines show Countryside Alliance attack on Chris Packham is egregious

The Countryside Alliance wants to stand up for freedom of speech when it’s their freedom to promote hunting that is at risk of being curtailed. But it is very happy to try and close down debate that it doesn’t like. … Continue reading

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Countryside Alliance attack on Chris Packham shows their conflicted attitude towards Freedom of Speech

              One would imagine the Countryside Alliance to be a place that welcomed free speech. Indeed the CA (both in England and Wales, and in Scotland) lobbied against the Lobbying Act, because they were … Continue reading

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