Jim Paice Got Off The Fence And Landed In The Middle Of The Road

WHILE it is good to see Mr Paice getting off the fence on the Wicken Fen Vision issue, it s a shame he s landed in the middle of the road.  He talks of the need for a balance between keeping land in productive agriculture and setting some aside for enviro

WHILE it is good to see Mr Paice getting off the fence on the Wicken Fen Vision issue, it's a shame he's landed in the middle of the road. He talks of the need for a balance between keeping land in productive agriculture and setting some aside for environmental and recreational use, and yet he baulks at the Vision's plan to reclaim just 0.15% of the UK's arable farmland to recreate and save an endangered fenland habitat over the next 100 years. It appears that Mr Paice, like his even more conservative political opponent Mr Woollard, don't think we deserve even just a tiny fraction of this land back. I do, which is why my fellow e-petitioners and I support the Vision, which goes just a little way towards achieving the sort of balance we need (show your support for the Vision at http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/wickenfenvision/).

BEN GIBBS

John Amner Close, Ely