But last week, a new campaign came to the rescue. It has rebranded the project “Nature’s Arc”. Apparently, with some adjustments, this massive exercise in concrete pouring “could show how development can restore nature, rather than destroy it”. Building up to a million homes, the new PR blitz tells us, is “the perfect opportunity to invest in nature, improve people’s lives and realise the green recovery.” There’s no mention of traffic, no mention of the Arc’s contribution to air pollution, climate breakdown, resource consumption or water use. It’s suffused with the kind of corporate-Maoist exhortations you see in brochures for new estates: “Nature’s Arc: be part of it”. … [Read more...] about How did wildlife groups start collaborating in the destruction of nature?
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Sky News has learnt that firms including Endless, Epiris - the buyout firm which recently snapped up restaurant chains Bella Italia and Café Rouge - and Aurelius Equity Opportunities are among roughly half a dozen parties which have lodged indicative offers for Hovis. … [Read more...] about Funds and food groups eye chance to make dough from Hovis
Richard Corbett, Labour’s leader in the European parliament, said the manifesto appeared to reinvent the wheel. “Instead of using the already existing EU budget and the already existing directly-elected Parliament, and building upon them, it suggests that the member states of the EU would all agree to set up a brand new hybrid Parliament and give it a budget in which it alone would decide on spending four times the size of the existing budget. … [Read more...] about Group led by Thomas Piketty presents plan for ‘a fairer Europe’