For the mountains – or rather the measures taken against the main grain one – proved a godsend to Britain\’s fast disappearing farmland birds. Sadly, though, they now face being plunged back into crisis, and ministers seem about to reject a rescue plan. That well-known countryman Lord Mandelson may be partly to blame.
Essentially, set aside led to the recovery of farmland bird populations.
OK, fair enough.
Now we\’ve abolished set aside and we shouldn\’t, for farmland birds will disappear again.
Again, fair enough.
However, is this the same Geoffrey Lean who insists that farming should go all organic? You know, that more land hungry system which would leave even less land for the birds?
I think it might be you know…..