Monthly Archives: September 2018

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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First course of Gove’s green Brexit has been placed on the table #agriculturebill

It feels like something momentous has just happened. UK Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, has published his long-awaited Agriculture Bill, the first in a series of laws which will shape the future of Britain’s environment, after Brexit. Leaving the EU means … 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 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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Did Socialism kill off Mrs Tiggywinkle?

Hedgehogs are back. Well, when I say they are back, they aren’t back. They are disappearing rapidly. But they are back in the news. Perhaps this is just a valiant effort by a few newspaper editors to keep former Foreign … Continue reading

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