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Nigel Costley's Articles

Bonfire of vanities

07 Jan 2011, by in Environment

When one of your own senior MPs describes a key policy as “botched” even this Coalition government, so single-minded and deaf to criticism, should think twice. The House of Commons Public Administration Committee report into the handling of the government’s abolition of quangos is damning. It is clear that ideology, not practicality, drove the process.…


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Forest of protests

06 Jan 2011, by in Environment, Public services

Government plans to privatise our forests have ignited protests across the UK.  In the Forest of Dean, Mark Harper the Conservative MP asks that we ignore the clear statements of intent by ministers to sell-off the forest estate and to trust that it will be all right in the end! The Forest of Dean is…


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Save Severn Tidal Energy

19 Oct 2010, by in Environment

So the greenest government ever has bottled out of the Severn Barrage, potentially the UK’s biggest renewable project. What a negative way to announce this. The big Cardiff to Weston Barrage may not be the best option and too expensive but we must find a way to harness the power of the Severn tides. And…


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