Roseanna Cunningham: Political Advocate of the Year 2019

I see that Ms Cunningham has been awarded Political Advocate of the Year for 2019. Can I ask: how?  Who voted for her?

As far as I can see her advocacy is promotional for the shooting industry: the "Gift of Grouse".  You know, those people who are slaughtering mountain hares to remove food for birds of prey; those people that protected raptors immediately go missing every time they fly near one of their estates.

From where I am sitting she has dragged her feet over Werrity, one nothing much to stop wildlife crime and done nothing to advocate for nature. You should have given the award to Andy Wightman or someone who actually deserves it!

Apparently she likes beavers!

Simon Tucker

  • I don’t really want to comment on this. But the RSPB is supposed to be non-political and i don’t think a political post should have been posted on this forum, particular during the present general election campaign that is taken place at this present time.

    Regards,

    Ian.

  • In reply to THOMO:

    The RSPB might be politically neutral but conservation isn't. Who has taken the UK government to the European court over its failure to protect upland peat bogs? Is that an apolitical act?

    The only Party that benefits from your supine position is the present incumbent. Tell your non-political position to the thousands of dead badgers, the thousands of illegally killed foxes, the persecuted birds of prey, the sacrificial Corvids, the invertebrates and slow moving vertebrates burned to death on heather moorland, the farmers going out of business as farmgate prices plummet, the burden on our native wildlife from the tonnes of non-native species released every August and the tonnes of toxic lead released into the countryside every year.

    Conservation IS political!

    Simon Tucker

  • This forum is the wrong place to post your own political views on this forum, but especially not now at this present time, with a general election campaign taken place right now. I’m a member of a political party myself, but I don’t post my political views on this forum at any time. This is not the place to do that!

    Regards,

    Ian.

  • In reply to THOMO:

    I disagree and my opinion is as valid as yours so, respectfully, go away and interact on posts you agree with.

    Your position is noted, so you don't need to labour the point. Goodbye.

    Simon Tucker

  • So don't discuss it! Or are you both into censorship of opinions you don't like? You give no valid reasons for not posting a political viewpoint on here.

    If it was a problem for the moderators they would have removed it.

    Simon Tucker

  • What you are not doing is discussing the issues raised, but trying to prevent discussion. I guess we can infer your politics from that, although why someone living in the Gironde should be bothered about UK politics and its impact on our wildlife and environment is beyond me: you have already voted with your feet.

    Simon Tucker

  • Again I will say, this is not the place to discuss this!

    Regards,

    Ian.

  • In reply to THOMO:

    But the moderators clearly do not support your contention, as this thread has been live for two-and-a-half days so far, so stop trolling.

    Simon Tucker

  • It’s not just me, that thinks that you shouldn’t post political posts, particularly at this very moment. There are other places where you can discuss politics.

    Regards,

    Ian.

  • I have also reported this persons post as well. I wasn’t going to mention I had reported him. I found his posts disrespectful as well and I hope they intervene as well. I don’t often report any posts, unless they are spam, but in this case I’m afraid I have.

    Regards,

    Ian.