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Rewilding Britain

i wrote a blog article, which was a news piece on the reintroduction of bison to the UK, in Kent of all places. Last week, India Bourke wrote an article in the New Statesman, called “Why rewilding isn’t just for toffs“. She argues, that, “Small-scale farmers can play their part in conservation – Monty Don risks putting them off.” The article talks about set-aside subsidy and Monty Don’s criticism of such programmes. This piqued my interest; here are my notes.

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America's Cup 2020-21

I thought I’d write something about the America’s cup, due to start later this month. It’s the epitome of Michael Green’s comment in Coarse Sailing, “the only sport where you don’t congratulate the winner when losing, but run into the committee room to complain and get them disqualified”. I was much more interested in the turn of the decade when I visited Valencia but it’s a competition of high drama at sea and in the court room. Here my notes for 2020.

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