Thursday, 8 November 2012
Government hid up tree disease for years.
If the Guardian are right, it would seem that Britain and the world have been lied to once again by Britain's infamous agricultural ministry, Defra, who knew this tree disease was in Britain in 2009, but hid it up.
This obviously parallels the situation with Circovirus in 1999 and Foot and Mouth in 2000.
They had best own up to those deceptions as well, and deal with the associated criminal activity appropriately, as soon as possible.
It is going to be very unpleasant and upsetting, but it is best to get it over with as quickly as possible. Human lives may well have been lost and delays may cause more.
I am quite happy to make all my records available to a proper authorised police or parliamentary investigation and in my absence, all things taken into account, they can get help and copies from the USA.
The history making Guardian report was published this afternoon. There is the odd possible multiple interpretation, but the allegations seem clear enough.
Be sure to read the full report here
Ash dieback: government claimed its 'hands were tied' on import ban.
Letters from 2009 obtained by FoE show government said it could not act on disease due to EU and WTO restraints