The instant a Tory puts a price tag on something, we should all assume they’re planning to sell it off – or at least a large chunk of it.

Here’s Liz Truss, the Environment Secretary:

Britain’s forests, soil and riversare worth at least £1.6tn and should be quantified in the same way as the country’s man-made infrastructure, the environment secretary, Liz Truss, has said.

In a move which embraces the natural capital agenda, Truss said that trees and bees should be valued as “national assets” in the same way as structures such as the Forth rail bridge in Scotland.

The environment secretary cited the example of Britain’s trees, which she says are more valuable in their natural form than as timber in the enjoyment they provide for people and their ecological role.

Source: Britain’s forests, soil and rivers worth £1.6tn, says environment secretary | Environment | The Guardian

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