Discussion of the UK Government
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By new puritan
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The Red Arrow wrote:
Honestly, some of these things that get going on the media have to be challenged
You said it, Dave. :roll:
Amazing quote. Amazing. The self-pity of the right knows no bounds. They really think they're hard done by.
 
By Messianic Trees
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Greenpeace is calling for environment secretary Owen Paterson to be sacked over the decision to put flood defences on hold.

In the letter to David Cameron, Greenpeace chief executive John Sauven, said: "We believe very strongly that Owen Paterson is failing the responsibilities of his office and we need to see someone put in charge who believes in an evidence-led approach to climate change."

The letter complained about the decision to cut flood defence budgets.

To highlight the issue Greenpeace moored a rowing boat with a spitting image style Owen Paterson puppet marooned on the Thames directly outside the Houses of Parliament.

Jimmy Aldridge, Greenpeace climate campaigner added: "Owen Paterson, has slashed the budget of the Environment Agency against the advice of his own experts, and delayed projects that could have protected more homes, businesses and farmland from flooding. Paterson’s not just incompetent, he’s irresponsible and dangerous."
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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Government beaten 219-1 on badger cull, as they boycott the vote. (Philip Hollobone defied the boycott to vote for the government position, which was quite cool).

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6 Lib Dems rebelled, 17 Tories.
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