Owen Paterson must go

Woodland scene: Burnham Beeches in Buckingshire

Woodland scene: Burnham Beeches in Buckingshire


Owen Paterson must go, he has repeatedly demonstrated that he is unfit to be Environment Secretary .

  • denies climate change exists
  • has fired over 1,500 people at the Environment Agency, the lead agency responsible for flood protection
  • slashed DEFRA climate adaptation team from 38 to 6 staff
  • has attacked people for opposing GM crops
  • authorised a mass killing of badgers
  • has appointed a property developer to English Nature (or whatever name it now has)

The latest act of crass stupidity from this arrogant imbecile, as reported on the front page of The Times on Saturday, is to relax the constraints on destruction of Ancient Woodlands. He proposes destroying Ancient Woodlands so developers can make a fast buck, replacing each tree cut down, with one hundred trees.

Ancient Woodlands, pre-dating 1600, are all that remains of the post-glacial forest cover, one of our most valuable habitats. Woodlands, are more than a collection of trees, they are valuable habitats.

Even in flagship Tory rags Mail and The Telegraph, there are calls in the comments for Paterson to go.

Were spineless public schoolboy joke Ed Miliband up to the job, he would be tabling a motion calling for Paterson to resign, but he seems capable of little more than childish yah-boo politics and pathetic sound bites.

Please sign the petition calling for Paterson to be fired. Please tweet and share and encourage others to sign.

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6 Responses to “Owen Paterson must go”

  1. keithpp Says:

    Climate scepticism blamed as Owen Paterson slashes UK spending on global warming initiatives by 41% http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/exclusive-climate-scepticism-blamed-as-owen-paterson-slashes-spendingon-global-warming-9086397.html

  2. keithpp Says:

    Why Is Climate Change Denier Owen Paterson Still in His Job?
    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/mehdi-hasan/uk-floods-owen-paterson_b_4767153.html

  3. keithpp Says:

    3 reasons why David Cameron must get rid of Owen Paterson
    http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/climate/3-reasons-why-david-cameron-must-get-rid-owen-paterson-20140211

  4. keithpp Says:

    No time for climate sceptics: Paterson faces resignation call as UK braces for more storms
    http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2014/02/13/no-time-for-climate-sceptics-paterson-faces-resignation-call

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