Sunday, 18 December 2011

George Osborne - seemingly not a friend of wildlife

A couple of days ago I posted a link to a comment piece that appeared on Birdguides which refered to the autumn statement that was given by the Chancellor, George Osborne. Now I am making anybody who reads this post aware of an RSPB call to arms to try and stop the harm that could come from the Chancellor's anti-habitat sentiments expressed in that statement. Please read and act by clicking here.

I will try and keep my dignity and humility by not bad-mouthing this politician who obviously values his 'mates' business opportunities above the safeguarding of our natural habitats;  above the welfare of those species that are dependent on them; and above our enjoyment of them and of the future generations to come.

After all, how much money can you milk an Adonis Blue, Turtle Dove or Marsh Helleborine for?

1 comment:

Graham James said...

In 61 years, I can't remember a time when any previous government has shown so much contempt for the natural world and Britain's heritage.
As it says in Orwell's Nineteen-eighty-four, "The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation". What a visionary he was.