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JWN Andrewes

Poor Judge of Pasta.
So, in essence, the RSPB should be there to pick up the pieces when government policy stuffs things up for wildlife, but has no business trying to prevent the stuff-ups in the first place. What a first class bunch of ... I have such fond memories of watching Botham on the telly with my dear departed Grandad back in the early eighties, it was just magnificent, but this is just greedy self-interest. I cannot believe that he doesn't understand that to acheive anything on a big scale involves a lot of lobbying & politicking, this is just opportunistic mud-slinging. Achchch! Bad cess to him, and his kind. Rant over.

James
 

JWN Andrewes

Poor Judge of Pasta.
Besides, didn't the RSPB start life as essentially a political campaigning body? Didn't even buy its first reserve till it had been going for 25 years or more.

James
 

chris butterworth

aka The Person Named Above
Typical weaselly manipulation of language from a spokesperson for a group of anti-conservationists. If, in their tiny minds, "conservation" equates with "reserves" they are admitting that, as they do not have / run reserves, they cannot be "conservationists". ( Oops. Twelve bore to the old foot there chaps |:$| )
There again, it was in the Daily Wail so it's not really aimed at anyone capable of having two synapses consecutively firing in the same week.
 

Mike C

Emeritus President at Burnage Rugby Club
Those original ladies in 19th century Didsbury (Manchester) were hard core political activists (for their time) according to a local book I read many years ago.
 

Farnboro John

Well-known member
Typical weaselly manipulation of language from a spokesperson for a group of anti-conservationists. If, in their tiny minds, "conservation" equates with "reserves" they are admitting that, as they do not have / run reserves, they cannot be "conservationists". ( Oops. Twelve bore to the old foot there chaps |:$| )
There again, it was in the Daily Wail so it's not really aimed at anyone capable of having two synapses consecutively firing in the same week.

I accidentally happened on a similar article in the Telegraph the other day: there appears to be a concerted effort in progress, which to my mind means the RSPB must be getting it as near right as makes no matter. Clearly the enemy thinks what they are doing is relevant and effective, otherwise they would ignore it.

John
 

JTweedie

Well-known member
Those original ladies in 19th century Didsbury (Manchester) were hard core political activists (for their time) according to a local book I read many years ago.

If I remember right, they formed what was the fledgling RSPB in response to the "fashion" for women to wear hats made of birds' feathers (and sometimes actual whole birds).
 

Egret

Well-known member
I accidentally happened on a similar article in the Telegraph the other day: there appears to be a concerted effort in progress, which to my mind means the RSPB must be getting it as near right as makes no matter. Clearly the enemy thinks what they are doing is relevant and effective, otherwise they would ignore it.

John

I agree, the hunting/shooting mob are not a mob; they are well organised power brokers who have the government and most of the media in there pockets. Anyone who tries to use the countryside can see that. Just think what it must be like, living in the feudal glens and dales, where your job/income depends on toeing the line.
 

Farnboro John

Well-known member
I agree, the hunting/shooting mob are not a mob; they are well organised power brokers who have the government and most of the media in there pockets. Anyone who tries to use the countryside can see that. Just think what it must be like, living in the feudal glens and dales, where your job/income depends on toeing the line.

Well, in that case, lets indicate our approval of the RSPB with the traditional Army signal to the Cavalry in full cry: HOA - Hack On, Algy!

RSPB: go get 'em, Floyd.

John
 

ikw101

Well-known member
In the words of Wolfie and the Tooting Popular Front "That's it mate. Come the revolution, you'll be first against the wall bop-bop-bop" ;)
 

Andy Hurley

All nations have the right to govern themselves
Opus Editor
Supporter
Scotland
The MSM will continue to support the establishment as long as people support them. Why let a simple matter like truth get in the way of Establishment propaganda? If you continually diagree with their bias and propaganda, stop buying their newspapers.
 

MKinHK

Mike Kilburn
Hong Kong
Agree with John - the greater level of opposition, the greater effectiveness in RSPB's campaigning.

The Charity Commission will have to assess to what extent RSPB's activities are consistent with their stated aims as a charity under the relevant ordinance. Clearly RSPB's work is about much more than reserves, so such a poorly researched attack is unlikely to be effective.

Cheers
Mike
 

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