Two years ago the whole world was impressed by the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. A key element of this spectacular was a celebration of the Industrial Revolution.
Once again ecologists in the form of Natural England are demanding that canals should not be used by canal boats. This time they want to close the Ashby Canal to boats because they damage the ecology. Don't these dunderheads understand the word Natural? Canals are man-made for the use of boats. By definition they are not the natural habitat of anything. Restoration work on the Montgommery Canal has been delayed by 20 years to meet the demands of Natural England for the creation of wetlands which were never there before the canal was built.
|New marina being built on the Ashby Canal. For what?|