Big Government that knows what we want, even though we haven’t realised it, and insists…
It is one of those sad facts that the parliamentarian in opposition accepts and even revels in being a servant of the people; but the same parliamentarian in government suddenly considers himself a master of those very same people.
So it has proven with the UK’s Coalition Government. The Big Society only exists when society agrees with our masters. Otherwise government reverts to the Big Government that knows what we want, even though we haven’t realised it, and insists that we have it for our own good.
So it is with our forests. Note that. Our forests. Not theirs. Ours. They want to sell our forests. We don’t want them to. They are not theirs to sell. They are ours. They belong to the people.
At the time of writing this, 246,959 people have signed the petition at Save Our Forests. That’s a hell of a lot of people who have found the petition and bothered to sign it.
The people have spoken. Back off. Cameron, Clegg, lose that arrogance and listen to the people you serve.