August 2018 – 1981 or 1984… It’s much the same

From my own slightly hazy point of view these two years were indeed pretty similar and if I’m listening to any music from this period I invariably guess the wrong year. But fortunately perhaps for you I’m not proposing to talk about my entirely dubious musical taste; rather the altogether more prosaic world of rural legislation. Chief among these is the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act and it is this, largely because it is so wide ranging, that I have increasingly come to regard as a totemic example of the government mentality so prevalent in the famous George Orwell book.

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