Read my article on the environment for the Doncaster Free Press below:
A letter in the Doncaster Free Press 26 July headed “Go for Green Way” caught my eye. It argued that you cannot support the environment if you back the Great Yorkshire Way link road or, on a larger scale, Heathrow expansion.
I can’t agree. I’ve always supported good environmental policy. But it requires a twin–track approach. Capture carbon, by protecting and expanding forests, peatlands etc. and reduce emissions caused by human activity.
February 6th 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the first women to get the vote.
It is easy to forget that it took decades of campaigning and a world war to propel women into polling stations. Almost every year from the first petition in 1866 to 1918 Parliament received petitions or Bills seeking votes for women.