Tag Archives: Miles King

How to respond to Euroscepticism? Start by ending the CAP

Wiltshire countrysideThis post is by Miles King, senior ecologist at Footprint Ecology, and a regular blogger about nature and the environment.

If there was any doubt before, the local and euro election results have confirmed that the future of Britain’s relationship with the EU now hangs in the balance. Euroscepticism has shown its face.

From its inception, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has been central to the EU. Its original purpose was to ensure that the food shortages which haunted post war Europe would never happen again. But, from rational beginnings, a monster was born. Read more

Don’t call it rewilding: ‘renaturing’ is how to help wildlife survive

Allen Banks view over wooded valleyThis post is by Miles King, senior ecologist at Footprint Ecology, and a regular blogger about nature and the environment.

If we could create a modern equivalent of the primeval landscapes that covered Britain before modern humans started to mould the country to their own ends; would it be worth doing, how would we do it, and where? Read more