Twitcher in the Swamp
"There's silver lining in every cloud, so think our leading conservation bodies. As you'll have heard, they have big plans for Britain after the foot-and-mouth outbreak is over. All right, so 3.5 million cows, sheep and pigs have been slaughtered, and God knows how many farmers have lost their livlihoods. What tomorrow's countryside needs, says the 'rebuilding-biodiversity group', is not farmers but planners - you know, the guys that brought you tower blocks and made you live in a zone."