Category Archives: Politics

Democracy in Wycombe

I attended the hustings for the Labour candidate for the Wycombe constituency. Continue reading

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Commons cave-in

Thirty years ago the Conservative government broke its manifesto pledge to legislate on the basis of the Common Land Forum’s agreement for common land. Continue reading

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A clod is washed away

The prescience of John Donne Continue reading

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The Rivington Pledge

Thirty years ago today, more than 3,000 demonstrators pledged to trespass on land owned by water authorities if public access there was not protected in the Water Act 1989. Continue reading

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Mass Observation at eighty

This year was the eightieth anniversary of Mass Observation, which gathered valuable social records, and continues to do so. Continue reading

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The true Exmoor Village

Exmoor Village, was published 70 years ago, describing the way of life in Luccombe. Continue reading

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Labour should celebrate access achievement, but go for more

Twenty years ago Labour was elected with a promise of legislation for the right to roam. We had to hold them to it. Continue reading

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The inspiration of our national parks

Theresa May has demonstrated that national parks are inspirational and need proper funding. Continue reading

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The Archers wake up to Brexit

The Archers have only just woken up to the fact that we are leaving the EU. But at least they are hot on speed monitors. Continue reading

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Nice Icelanders

Theresa May wrongly claimed that Westminster is home to the world’s oldest Parliament. What about Iceland? Continue reading

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