Defra ministers – you need to get a grip


You really know that your predecessors in the job were doing a rubbish job when the top three trending subjects on the Westminster parliament website are in your area – Defra.

Photo: Defra
In: Andrea Leadsom
An Environment minister who is ineffective. Photo: Policy exchange via wikimedia commons
Gone – Liz Truss
Photo: Policy exchange via wikimedia commons

It’s not the fault of Andrea Leadsom and Therese Coffey that Liz Truss and Rory Stewart did such a poor job for wildlife but it is their responsibility to do a much better one.

It won’t be difficult to do better.

Here are the links to those three e-petitions so that you can encourage them:

Ban driven grouse shooting – closes 20 September –

Therese Coffey
In: Therese Coffey

79600 signatures.

Rory Stewart
Gone: Rory Stewart

Give the hedgehog better legal protection in order to reverse its decline – closes Thursday – 48,000 signatures

Suspend Natural England licence to kill buzzards – closes 3 February – 6321 signatures

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7 Replies to “Defra ministers – you need to get a grip”

    1. With the recent influx from the departing PM honours list isn't it time for serious reform in Westminster?

      650 in the Commons, with around 798 in the Lords before the latest batch so come on, can we afford this extravagance? Would we miss a third from the former and at least half from the second chamber?

      If peerages and knighthoods are for sale then let's see the receipts put into public funds to benefit the many not the few?


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