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boatone

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Allow me to introduce you to Liz Truss MP, the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - she who is responsible for DEFRA/ The EA and the decisions that affect the management of our rivers and waterways.

 
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boatone

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God help us:eek:
Perhaps this might give you a little more confidence - though I doubt it ?

Comment from The Spectator re the appointment of the new waterways minister, Rory Stewart,:
One of the stranger appointments of this reshuffle so far has been Rory Stewart being sent to Defra. The former chair of the Defence Select Committee does represent a rural constituency, but the obvious choice given his service in Iraq and Afghanistan would have been the Ministry of Defence. Perhaps this wasn’t possible given his passionate arguments in favour of maintaining defence spending at 2 per cent of GDP, which the Tories have refused to do.But another obvious choice would have been the Scotland Office, given his passion for the Union – and the location of his seat. During the referendum campaign, Stewart organised his own event called ‘hands across the border’, which involved building a large cairn of painted stones in honour of the Union. Ever since, he has been thinking about how to keep the United Kingdom together.It seems an odd waste not to send him to one of those departments, instead effectively silencing him at Defra.
http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2015/05/rory-stewarts-mysterious-promotion-to-defra/
 
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JorgeinLondon

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I'm beginning to suspect that this lot will not only cut down the number of lock keepers but will turn off the electricity so we all have to use hand power. The excuse will be that it will end up saving the NHS money as it will keep us all fitter, more productive and will cut down the number of drinking hours as we will spend most of our boating times sweating profusely whilst rotating a wheel...
 

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I'm beginning to suspect that this lot will not only cut down the number of lock keepers but will turn off the electricity so we all have to use hand power. The excuse will be that it will end up saving the NHS money as it will keep us all fitter, more productive and will cut down the number of drinking hours as we will spend most of our boating times sweating profusely whilst rotating a wheel...

'Don't tell him, Pike' ---- too late..
 
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