12 hours ago
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
I don't think there's anything this vile coalition government we've ended up with here in the UK could do that would surprise me. So they're penalising the poor and the disabled, making them pay for the mistakes of super-rich bankers, they're slyly dismantling the welfare state under the false pretext of it being for our economic good. George Osborne's cuts will devastate lives across the UK, but not, alas, those of the greedy capitalists and idiotic politicians who got us into this mess. Now, looking round for somewhere else to swing the axe, they've hit upon our forests: they want to sell off more than half of them to private firms. This could mean the destruction of ancient forests to make way for golf courses, holiday parks and commercial logging.
Please consider taking a second to sign this petition. We have to start standing up to them on this and on all their other execrable plans.
Illustration 'Forbidden Forest' by Arthur Rackham via Children's Fantasy Illustrations
Posted by Claire Dean at 16:14