What does an environment watchdog need to deliver?

In this blog, Patrick Begg, our Outdoors and Natural Resources Director, considers what an environment watchdog needs to look like to satisfy the cynics and really deliver for our natural environment. Politicians are prone to hyperbole. This is hardly a revelation and will capture exactly zero headlines.  Statements like ‘world leading’, ‘better than we’ve ever…

National Trust reaction to Michael Gove’s NFU conference speech

Our statement following the Defra Secretary of State’s speech at the National Farming Union’s Conference today. In response to Mr Gove’s comments on public benefit, Patrick Begg, Outdoors & Natural Resources Director said: “We’re delighted to see the Secretary of State recognise that promoting and sustaining cultural heritage in our most special farmed landscapes forms…