“I am sorry, we got this one wrong, but we have listened to people’s concerns,” Caroline Spelman MP Environment Secretary, told the commons in February.
Despite that, this obnoxious sham of a government still intends to sell off as much of our forests they can get away with, to their fat-cat investment chums from the city. Probably so they can tear down the forests, sell the wood then use the de-nuded land for the libdem, tory toff hobby of animal killing.
The disgusting, unmandated, millionaire cabinet will cash-in on 39,000 hectares of precious woodland within the next 5 years. This is despite a petition of half a million signatures calling for the sell-off to be scrapped. The money will replace a small proportion of the funding cut from the Environment Department (Defra) by the LibDems and Tories.