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.

51 comments:

  1. don't cut the trees
    $upporting return favor

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  2. good to kno the us government isnt the only screwed up govnt

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  3. Well the gov' in my country would say no to the deal but still sell it. Something like that. A lot of our rain forests are gone.

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  4. Thanks again, conservatives. Always a pleasure seeing you. Maybe you'd like to build a factory there, as long as you're having the trees removed?

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  5. "sell off the nation's trees" well that just sounds awful!

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  6. It was a silly idea, just like letting West Ham have the Olympic Stadium.

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  7. If you're concerned about running out of trees, logging is actually good. It's simple business. If you can make money off trees, and can plant more trees, then planting more trees than you cut == more money == more trees planted.

    http://robertfunf.blogspot.com/

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  8. I don't know how long it's going to take people to realize how helpful those tree's really are. They not only provide us with oxygen but they hold soil together, the waste from a tree creates better topsoil and it creates many habitats.

    It's disgusting the way we treat our world.

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  9. I guess they figure "Well, it won't be a problem for us, so we'll just let our kids and our kid's kids handle it in the future"

    It's really a disgusting way to view the world.

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  10. That's not so much a good plan...

    humans sometimes

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  11. why don't they ever think about how its going to effect the future instead how it will effect them today? :(

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  12. that reminds me of this interesting quote: "A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation." -Adlai E. Stevenson

    http://randomramblingggg.blogspot.com/

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  13. I don't like politics, but supporting you :D

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  14. Oh Jesus Christ.
    Politicians...

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  15. why is government such a mess

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  16. It's actually refreshing to hear he just said "no." I've gotten used to politicians beating around the bush so thoroughly in response to a question that the question is forgotten.

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  17. i dont know about that but im still mad at them about what they said about mexican people

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  18. I actually like what Robert said. Never going to happen, though

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  19. "...the government is composed primarily of members of the Conservative Party, whose logo consists of a tree..."

    ye thats about it, they're going to build on every forest but they're going to leave a tree, thats what their logo means...

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  20. I'm glad they done the u-turn because I would have less places to go when I want to get some forest photos.

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  21. Thank christ for that. Tories are idiots.

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  22. haha sounds like a stupid thing to do when your logo is a tree ^^

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  23. another hit on Nature. that´s too bad.

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  24. Nice post!!!

    I wait on my blog!!!

    $upporting return favor BRO!!!!

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  25. Ugh. Where are people like John Wilkes Booth when you need them!

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  26. Ahahaha. Oh well. At least he answered the question honestly...

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  27. shame to see all of those trees go! they're so beautiful!

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  28. It amazes me how different, yet how similar the United States and English governments are.

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  29. what a strange decision, but its probably because of the money, money is everything

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  30. Good thing he said no. Good read

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  31. Good lord our government is fucked.

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  32. we need all the trees we can get

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  33. so.. theyre saving the trees now?... or?

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  34. these rare decisions are what makes me still have faith in humanity

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  35. i didn't know england had forests..

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