Saturday, September 03, 2005

Revolution Revisited

After a summer of rest, the revolution is on again. Fellow Lanark ‘ruralite’ and former NFU staffer Helen Forsey considers the calculated partisan antics of the one:

The LLA’s proposed cure for what ails our rural communities is breath-takingly simple: strengthen the rights of property owners and ensure "full, fair and timely compensation" for any limits on those rights. Just how that is supposed to bolster farm incomes or reverse migration to the cities is a real head-scratcher, but when disenfranchised people are faced with massive and complex issues, simple solutions can look awfully tempting. All the more so if those supposed solutions come packaged as justice and empowerment - and the Lanark Landowners are very good at packaging.


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