Government

20. 04. 2011
I used to think that those who describe the Coalition Government as ‘Maoist’ in its overall approach were just a little over the top. Now I’m not so sure. Even after one year in power, its continuing contempt for anything that worked before, and its readiness...
Government
02. 03. 2011
First they killed the SDC. Now they are trying to kill off Sustainable Development itself. The paper that Mrs Spelman put out on Monday, under the compelling title ‘Mainstreaming Sustainable Development: The Government’s Vision and what this means in practice’, is without a...
Government
24. 02. 2011
The Sustainable Development Commission is organising its final event on March 1st , prior to its demise at the end of March. Despite the fact that more and more people now recognise the Government’s decision to axe the SDC as one of its most crass, ideologically-driven...
Government
18. 02. 2011
So there we are. Pretty much a total capitulation from the Government on the proposed forest sell-off. It’s an extraordinary turnaround – and it’s all down to two things: the uncompromising defiance of local communities, protecting what they already see as their own woodlands,...
Government
15. 02. 2011
Ten days ago, I posted a blog which was more than a little critical of the “Big 10” environmental NGOs in terms of their failure to campaign against the Government’s proposed sell-off of the Public Forest Estate. Most have now responded with varying degrees of anger,...
Government