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United Kingdom Archive

  • Demolition threat looms for great Victorian buildings from English fishing’s golden age


    Interesting article on The Guardian about some of the historical aspects of fishing in the UK In the halcyon days of the 1950s, Fish Dock Road in Grimsby was so frantic that workers recall struggling to cross the crowded street. Back then, Grimsby hosted the world’s biggest fishing fleet; its […]

  • Selling off the sea: how our fish lost their freedom to market forces


    Over the last two decades, there has been a silent, neoliberal revolution in our oceans. By Emma Cardwell, 21 JULY, 2015 in New Statesman “We are, quite seriously, on the brink.” Jerry Percy, Executive Director of Low Impact Fishers of Europe, a group representing fishers around the continent, is worried about the […]

  • Our right to ramble on common land must be exercised


    Only after years of struggle did the people of Britain gain access to its ancient commons. Now that right is under threat, say campaigners By Geoffrey Lean, 04 Apr 2015. Reposted from the telegraph. Estovers, turbary, pannage: they sound like answers to questions on University Challenge. And this weekend millions […]

  • Who own Britain | Land reforms in Scotland


    A what-seems-to-be-irrelevant article in the Guardian gives an account about how Scotland is aiming to help communities become in charge of land that surround them back from big landowners.  No wonder landowners are scared. We are starting to learn who owns Britain By George Monbiot Bring out the violins. The land […]