BBC Newsnight debate on public forest sell off


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Set your alarms – BBC Newsnight is broadcasting a debate on the proposed sale of England’s publicly owned forest land.

BBC Newsnight is broadcast on BBC2 at 22.30 on Friday 21st January 2011.

You’ll be able to watch again on BBC iPlayer here.

We’d love to know your thoughts on the forest sell off debate.

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stu phillips January 21, 2011 at 16:19

These forests belong to our children and are only held in trust by us for them. Anybody thinking that they have any rights over them are acting out of selfish motives and need to be persuaded to see the error of their ways.

H Thompson January 21, 2011 at 23:04

Well that didn’t happen, did it??! Why not?

wildelycreative January 22, 2011 at 16:02

It seems the debate got bumped. Hardly surprising as Andy Coulson resigned and Tony Blair was giving evidence to the Chilcott Enquiry.
Gabriel Hemery now believes the debate will be broadcast before next Thursday.

View his blog post here:

Karl Greenfield January 22, 2011 at 16:04

No surprise that the BBC continues to avoid reporting this issue – pasted below one of my repeated attempts to have the BBC report this accurately (or at all!) – my particular interest is in the Forest of Dean – though I support the protests across the UK.

re today’s “Survey finds opposition to privatisation of forests” and 03rd Jan “Rally over forest sell-off fears” – can we please have some accurate reporting? – there were not “hundreds” of people at the Forest of Dean “HOOF” (Hands Off Our Forest) rally, in the snow, organized at 3 weeks notice – but between 3 and 5 thousand from all walks of life and political tastes! – our numbers have grown every day since – BBC news has also chosen to interview Peter Amos, the temporary leader of our council, and our temporary MP-in-hiding Mark Harper on the subject – when are you going to report the fears and feelings of the vast majority who voted for these two?.

Karl Greenfield January 22, 2011 at 16:06

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