Common sense prevails

Posted by @ 1:13 am on Thursday 17th February, 2011.
Tags: ,

This is brilliant news: Victory! Government to scrap plans to sell our forests.

Thanks to all of you that supported the protests and the petitions.

Well done!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

3 Responses to “Common sense prevails”

  1. When I blogged of my anger regarding this matter and my MP's (the one I voted for to represent me) pathetic response to an e-mail that I had sent him, I was quite rightly viewed as naive for expecting better of him. My anger wasn't just about the sale and his response, it was also about a government with a notion to do such a thing. So I'll not acccept what is reported just yet - regrettably I just don't trust them. I don't expect current, ongoing sales to stop either, and I don't believe the government's complicated machinations have ceased either.

    Good job your reporting though.

    Brian

  2. Robin Evans says:

    Brian is right to wary of wriggling politicians. Let's hope there's no back door manoeuvring. Hopefully it will have a broader impact of the government thinking through policies before announcements. This one always looked like a "bright" idea by a policy wonk from a brainstorming session.

  3. BG! says:

    Both of you are correct in advising caution, of course, but this is a step in the right direction and a salutary lesson for those that purport to represent us.

    Hopefully the "policy wonks" and the other ministers will look at the way Spelman was "supported" by her leader, and adjust their schemes accordingly...

    "David Cameron humiliated his Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman in the House yesterday, and shocked MPs, when he disowned the policy... Ms Spelman would not have been amused by the Prime Minister's comments." (Source)

Have your say - submit a comment

THE SMALL(ish) PRINT... (updated 23/07/2016)

By submitting a comment to this blog you grant me permission to reproduce its content and to reproduce the submitted name/URL in attribution. I will leave your content in its intended place and in its unedited form unless one or more of the following apply:

If you ask me to modify, move or delete your content, I’ll consider making the requested change(s) so long as there’s no significant alteration of the context of the content or of any debate associated with it;
If you change your email address or URL, I’ll update these details in older comments so that I'm not displaying dead links;
If I decide to change the theme or layout of this blog, thus affecting the placement and/or visibility of comments, I’ll make whatever changes I see fit for the smooth running of this blog;
If any comment contains insulting profanity or other content which I deem to be causing or likely to cause trouble, I’ll edit or delete as I see fit for the smooth running of this blog. I’ll try to remember to display the reason(s) for whatever editing I do, so that folk aren’t left hanging wondering what happened and why. If you can at least try to "disguise" your swearing, it would be much appreciated.

Other things to consider:

Comments must contain at least 3 characters;
You can use some code in comments, feel free to give it a shot and see what works;
If adding pics, the recommended maximum dimension is 600px.;
Comments containing many links will be held for moderation;
I reserve the right to amend this policy in line with proven applicable current legislation;
Free Speech: you may well have the right to it, but you've no right to compel me to a) listen to it, or b) publish it!