“The evidence is that soil degradation continues at an alarming rate – the Soil Association states that over 2 million tonnes of topsoil are lost every year from land in the UK.” (

The Soil Association is considering a timely rearrangement of its name to A Lost Iconic Oasis.


“Ministers intend to change the trespass law that allows owners to refuse permission for drilling under their land, despite opposition from three-quarters of the public.” (

Subsidies for frackers; subsidence for residents.