I am not sure whether to be pleased or cross.
A few weeks ago we commented angrily on DEFRA's revolting and completely unethical decision to licence the destruction of buzzards' nests. Unsurprisingly, we were far from the only ones and, also unsurprisingly (considering this current government) are even more weak, wishy-washy and lilly-livered than their predecessors, they have capitulated at the first sign of trouble and withdrawn the plans.
This is where my dilemma comes in. Of course, they have made the right decision. The idea was ludicrous and completely flew in the face of all the environmental legislation of the past century. But we do really want a government that caves in and changes their mind so easily? I'm not going to write that perhaps it is time for a change. Of course it bloody is, but can you think of anyone to replace them? The alternatives seem even worse. Surely the democratic ideal means more than voting for the least horrific option. Maybe it's time for a change (oh yes, I said I wasn't going to say that).