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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-11 01:53 AM
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U.K. cancels plan to sell forest land
Source: Associated Press

U.K. cancels plan to sell forest land
Friday, February 18, 2011
The Record

LONDON In one of the biggest U-turns since Britain's coalition government took power, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman announced Thursday that a plan to sell off 600,000 acres of England's forests was being scrapped after an outcry from nature lovers and environmentalists.

It is an unexpected defeat for Prime Minister David Cameron's administration, which has ordered $128 billion cut from public spending. One proposal called for the privatization of government-owned woodland, which amounts to almost one-fifth of English forests.



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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-11 02:17 AM
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1. Excellent - Glad they listened to the citizens. nt
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Boudica the Lyoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-11 02:21 AM
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2. self delete
Edited on Fri Feb-18-11 02:25 AM by Boudica the Lyoness

whoops
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Proletariatprincess Donating Member (527 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-11 04:23 AM
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3. I knew it!
The Brits would never sell off their sacred forrests....too much history there.
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Duende azul Donating Member (608 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-11 04:32 AM
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4. Let me bring you Songs from the Wood
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-11 05:06 AM
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5. May possibly have been a contrived situation.
They might have intended to scrap the plans from the outset.

Whatever - I'm please its not going ahead. The main issue was the risk of losing public rights of way and roaming.

:hi:
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AmyDeLune Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-11 05:29 AM
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6. Yay for the Trees!
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-11 05:43 AM
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7. "Why, this makes me & my band quite merry." - RH
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JohnyCanuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-11 07:28 AM
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10. The Sheriff of Nottingham is really pissed off
He was planning to buy some of that forest so he could chop it down and sell the wood to the peasants for their cooking fires.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-11 02:14 PM
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11. "Little John gonna whomp the Republicon sheriff upside the haid with his quarterstaff." - R.H.
Edited on Fri Feb-18-11 02:15 PM by SpiralHawk
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-11 05:55 AM
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8. k&r!
Wish they'd also cancel their plans to sell off just about everything else in Britain; but this is a start.
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MBS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-11 06:25 AM
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9. Great news. n/t
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