Yep, this all seems quite likely but not certain. Despite all the flim-flam over the general election, and before from the likes of Michael Gove, Tim Bonner clearly expects the new Secretary of State at DEFRA and the new government to slash and burn environmental protection.
It really wouldn’t surprise me if they did – and I have been saying this for years on this blog about Brexit – but it’s not a certainty.
And environmental protection which no-one enforces is only as useless as environmental protection that is removed from the statute book. The difference is that government can be seen to be removing existing protection and yet people rarely notice environmental neglect.
I wonder what is top of the Countryside Allaince’s wish list? Putting Hen Harrier on the general licences?