Thursday, 17 February 2011
"Out of touch" Conservatives u-turn on forests, say they're sorry
Just a quickie today, as I've been busy: BBC News reports that the British Government has decided to throw out the plans to sell off 40,000 acres of England's forests. Ironically, the government is composed primarily of members of the Conservative Party, whose logo consists of a tree - yet they had decided it was a good idea to sell off the nation's trees, which would probably result in many being cut down.
The party leader and Prime Minister, David Cameron, was humbled yesterday at question time - Ed Miliband asked whether the PM was happy with the plans to sell off the forest, to which Cameron responded with a simple 'no' and a bow of the head. It seems in this case, this Eton and Oxford educated arrogant man realised he wasn't always right.