ooh er missus
His Master's Voice published this on 11th January, two days ago, for no discernible reason, given that they used a press release published on Mr Salter's "website" at the very beginning of December, and I commented on it on 8th December, all of which is about five weeks ago. Here it is, for entertainment value:
Martin Salter opposes beaver ‘benefit’January 11, 2010
Angling fan Martin Salter is taking on Natural England and its “ludicrous” plans to re-introduce the beaver to the English countryside.
The Reading West MP, who is also angling spokesman for the Government, no he isn't, he is liaison person for angling and shooting, he has no government job, despite years of toadying used a Commons debate on fisheries five weeks ago to highlight the new fish passage regulations and proposed new rules governing hydropower schemes which are designed to remove obstructions to fish seeking spawning grounds.
He told Parliament: “On the one hand, we are seeking to ensure that migratory fish can run the rivers and reach the spawning grounds.
“On the other, Natural England talks of reintroducing the beaver, the one creature which, by creating dams, will ensure that all our legislation on fish passes becomes absolutely worthless.” no it won't, there were fish in England when there were also beavers, in fact beavers, er, eat fish
Natural England and the People’s Trust for Endangered Species says it is “feasible to re-introduce beavers into England with many consequent benefits, not least for beavers to assist with river and floodplain restoration”.
But Mr Salter rubbished the statement so what did he say then? what cogent arguments did he put forward? call this journalism? shame