EDM on rivers hits a hundred

My Early Day Motion 1392 on the Protection of Rivers has now had over 100 signatures from Members of Parliament from all Parties. It is very pleasing that the Motion has support from 50 Conservatives, but I am delighted that 39 Labour MPs and 8 Lib Dems have also signed. The Leader of the Welsh Nationalists, Elfyn Llwyd MP is also a supporter. I am also pressing Secretary of State Hilary Benn to develop a stronger plan to help improve the quality status of our rivers.

“Heald, Oliver
That this House believes that the chalk rivers of England provide a unique habitat for a rich diversity of fish, riparian creatures and rare plant species which is under serious threat; expresses concern at the recent Environment Agency finding that less than 20 per cent. of the rivers and lakes of England and Wales are currently at good status due to growing pollution, over-abstraction of water and habitat destruction; and calls on the Government to develop a plan to protect and enhance the condition of rivers, including the chalk rivers, setting firm and demanding targets.”

The dry river Mimram © Jiri Rezac / WWF-UK

The dry river Mimram © Jiri Rezac / WWF-UK

One Response to EDM on rivers hits a hundred

  1. Oh yeah, I forgot that I have yet to request the submission of an early day motion because my Member of Parliament is a Minister and he can’t do it.

    The matter is extremely relevant to the song “Gordon Brown be my Angel”- all its contents, this is the state of the legal system since 124 years ago…

    “Gordon Brown be my Angel”

    Brahms Lullaby

    Gordon Brown! Gordon Brown!
    Will you be my angel?
    Guardian angel is what I meant
    Will you rescue my soul?

    For you are in charge
    Of these people I wrote to
    Stephen Timms, Jack Straw
    Let me place my trust in you

    Gordon Brown! MP’s!
    Let me sing out loud
    For what you do, for my country
    For my reproductive system

    You right wrongs! My right’s been wronged
    I am desperate for you
    Not just you! There’s Jon Herring
    I’m a violated woman

    Gordon Brown, help me sleep!
    Help me sleep like a baby
    Will my babies ever come out?
    Maternal desires!
    I lost my womanhood
    In a sinister curse
    Gordon Brown! Bring it back!
    You are perfect for that!

    References: Sections 74 and 76 of the Sexual Offences Act (2003)

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