Monthly Archives: April 2014

High Speed Wild: The case for a new Wild Landscape through England

HS2 is about to be given a big push forwards tomorrow when it will receive its second reading – and former Environment shadow Mary Creagh, now Shadow Transport SoS is supporting it. She will be eyeing a cabinet position after … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient Woodland, biodiversity, HS2, rewilding | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

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

Posted in anti conservation rhetoric, anti-environmental rhetoric, Astroturfing, climate change, Living Marxism, Matt Ridley, UKIP | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

Mapping local greenspace: will it help protect these green lungs?

moody greenspace (photo Miles King) As some of you may have guessed, I’m not the biggest fan of Policy Exchange. This is the think tank the Tories love most – its ex-treasurer is the new Natural England chair, Andrew Sells, … Continue reading

Posted in biodiversity offsetting, greenspace, housing, Policy Exchange | Tagged , , | 10 Comments