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What do these places have in common?

  • Monserrat
  • Nigeria
  • Central Asia
  • Thailand
  • Burma
  • South Africa
  • Sierra Leone
  • Belarus
  • Kenya
  • India

The answer is that they are all places we have paid for the RSPB to send its people to work in the last financial year.

Now I can twitch with the best of them, but an organisation that has an income of over £100m per year doesn't actually need taxpayer funding and certainly not to send its staff to exotic parts of the world on booze-ups jollies conservation trips. I mean there are plenty of twitchers who would pay to do this kind of thing.

According to the RSPB gets £20m a year from you and me, so that's £20m we can save next year at the stroke of a pen. We can't afford it any longer.


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Now the RSPB is also deeply concerned about the impact of Global Warming, so in the interests of keeping their carbon footprint as small as possible, I'm sure that these good people saved our money and travelled by sailboat, coracle, bicycle or hot-air balloon.
Jun 29, 2009 at 10:59 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlex Cull
Have any of these expensive johnnies actually asked the birds if they want to be protected?

The Kray twins didn't ask people either. Is there a similarity of intent?

Anyway, I'm sick of being asked to pay for other people's hobbies.
Jun 30, 2009 at 8:19 PM | Unregistered CommenterAllan M

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