Natural England has become a gopher of the landed classes claims George Monbiot

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Stand up for England’s wildlife instead of capitulating to the lords of the land and their business interests. Listening to the National Farmers’ Union, the Countryside Alliance and the Country Land and Business Association, you could be forgiven for believing that the only people who live in the countryside are farmers and landowners.

Under Cameron Monbiot writing in the Guardian today claims, Natural England has been reduced from a semi-independent voice, sporadically defending wildlife and habitats, to a gopher for the landed classes. The Hampton Principle appears to have been reinterpreted to mean “do nothing that will interfere with a landowner’s economic interests, however damaging they may be.”

Read the full account published in The Guardian today

1 comment to Natural England has become a gopher of the landed classes claims George Monbiot

  • John Miles

    We hear so much about what great things Red Grouse moors do for the rural economy, but how much tax is being paid into the treasury! Our local moors have increased their labour force from 3 to 10 keepers, all paid for my HLS! which means you are paying the tax! So it is the tax payer who is indirectly funding the destruction of birds of prey as well!!