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What a bill about National Parks tells us about the Coalition

4 June 2014 15:34

One of the surprises in the Queen’s Speech is something called the Draft Governance of National Parks (England) and the…

Spelman: I got this one wrong

17 February 2011 12:57

Caroline Spelman has just told the Commons that ‘I am sorry. We got this one wrong.’ The forests u-turn is…

Cameron fells the forestry consultation

17 February 2011 10:27

Despite his easy charm, David Cameron is unsentimental. His dismemberment of Caroline Spelman’s sagging forestry policy at yesterday’s PMQs was…

The Tories’ secret weapon

16 February 2011 15:22

Too much time at the barbers. That’s the opposition’s problem. Ed Miliband showed up at PMQS today after a long…

Cameron breaks from the norm at PMQs

16 February 2011 13:14

PMQs today contained a rare moment: the Prime Minister admitting that he wasn’t happy with government policy. Ed Miliband, who…

A massive failure of communication

12 February 2011 16:58

I have farmer friends in the Highlands who are forbidden from felling trees in their own backgarden – and, ergo,…

Spelman’s a-turning

11 February 2011 12:43

The BBC reports that the government has dropped some of its plans to privatise forestry. The general scheme will proceed,…

Lost in the woods

10 February 2011 13:31

The government’s plans for state forestry are so weak and feeble that it is hard to understand why there is…

Spelman’s a lumberjack and she’s ok

27 January 2011 16:55

The coalition’s plans to privatise Britain’s woodlands have received what is euphemistically termed ‘a mixed reception’. Caroline Spelman’s consultation document…