19 October 2008

Restoration or destruction?

Some words have positive connotations so it is tempting to use them when trying to convince somebody that your proposal is a good idea. Common examples are "modernisation", "democracy" and "restoration". How could anybody be against any of these? Well, I can actually!

Richmond Council is consulting on the restoration of Ham Common acid grassland but they plan to restore the grassland by removing 23 trees!!

I am sure that if they had been more honest and consulted on the "Destruction of Ham Common woods" then they would get a very different result.

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