Public forests to be handed over to private developers – Pride’s Purge

Thanks to Tom Pride for highlighting this issue:

Well this is a bit worrying.

An innocuous sounding bit of legislation called the Infrastructure Bill is making its way through parliament with hardly a peep of protest from …. well, just about anyone really.

Which is strange because the bill is about to give Government agencies carte blanche to hand over any public land – including countryside and forests – to private developers.

You can read more about this pernicious legislation here:

Parliaments New Chainsaw – The Infrastructure Bill

There’s still time for a public outcry to stop or amend this bill.

If only the general public knew about it.

Lots more information on how to campaign against the bill here:

Hands Off Our Forests

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2 thoughts on “Public forests to be handed over to private developers – Pride’s Purge

  1. Thomas

    This government won’t stop until they have ruined things for people. As well as maltreating the disabled, they now want to take away the green spaces and either build on them or make them cost money to enter.

  2. Ian Duncan

    Am I right in thinking the idiots tried to sell of forests almost as soon as they were in government? I have distant memories of a Tory getting a barracking on Question Time over the issue and distinctly remember another Conservative idiot (is there any other sort of Conservative apart from idiot or psychopath?) on Radio 5 defending the move by saying forests aren’t making a profit, as though nature intended money making to be their purpose.

    If I’m right, this is the government openly pissing on the already expressed wishes of the people. Are they on a slash and burn mission now? Kinda, “f*** it, we won’t be here in six months, let’s see what we can get away with”? Will IBS decide to make the unemployed hop to the jobcentre next? Put Atos (spit) assessment centres on remote mountain tops? Make poorer kids work for their school meals?

    If I was a well man and not needing dialysis every night I’d have been in Parliament square, protesting with the others. Problem is the urge to storm the place and kick these thieving c***s out with much violence would have been almost overwhelming, though that is exactly what is needed.

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