Daily Archives: August 1, 2010

I asked a former (Labour) Defra minister last week what the easiest cut in his old department would be. The answer; the new coastal path.

Introduced via a bill last year, the government had planned to spend £50m connecting a 30-foot wide walking path around the country. The 2,500 mile route would have gone through beaches, farms and golf courses. Read more

Pankaj Mishra, writing in The Guardian, says David Cameron’s India delegation seemed to “want little more than safe landing for its Hawk jets and other military hardware”.


Of the 60 or so delegates, by my count, only four were from the defence industry. Read more