EU membership’s been good for biodiversity

EU membership’s been good for biodiversity

EU membership’s been good for biodiversity

First published in Readers' Letters
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I REALISE that it goes against the trend and it’s somewhat unfashionable to credit the European Union with anything positive, but there are many New Forest residents that have good reason to thank the EU for investing millions of pounds into habitat restoration work.

Apart from all the environmental benefits gained from improving the National Park’s biodiversity, an important feature is that the work has allowed the New Forest to act much more like a sponge, the streams and rivers now burst their banks much more readily, flooding large areas of the New Forest rather than the villages, Brockenhurst being a particularly good example.

A win-win situation that UKIP would never recognise while they are blaming floods on gay marriage.

COUNCILLOR DAVID HARRISON, New Forest Liberal Democrats.

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12:39pm Mon 17 Mar 14

loosehead says...

UKIP blaming the weather on gay marriages? That's a lie as you well know it was one councillor who is no longer a UKIP member.
So do you need the EU to hold your hand when you use the W.C?
you say EU money? do you mean a very small portion of the billions we pay into the EU?
Any idea they have in the EU if it was good for us we could adopt it here we don't have to be a part of the EU to do that.
We're paying countless billions into the EU that money could be used towards coastal erosion measures( preventing it) into more flood measures & countless other schemes we don't need to be a part or become another country to do that that's the real truth of the matter.
What was that name of the party of that candidate who came above you in the by election?
Liberals are now a waste of vote so it's Tory or UKIP as R.I.P. Liberal Party
UKIP blaming the weather on gay marriages? That's a lie as you well know it was one councillor who is no longer a UKIP member. So do you need the EU to hold your hand when you use the W.C? you say EU money? do you mean a very small portion of the billions we pay into the EU? Any idea they have in the EU if it was good for us we could adopt it here we don't have to be a part of the EU to do that. We're paying countless billions into the EU that money could be used towards coastal erosion measures( preventing it) into more flood measures & countless other schemes we don't need to be a part or become another country to do that that's the real truth of the matter. What was that name of the party of that candidate who came above you in the by election? Liberals are now a waste of vote so it's Tory or UKIP as R.I.P. Liberal Party loosehead
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