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United Kingdom: Tory rural raid will ruin countryside, says Andrew Motion

Guardian: Andrew Motion, the chairman of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, has launched a scathing attack on the "incredibly irresponsible" planning minister leading the charge to build on England's green fields. The former poet laureate describes feeling emotions "somewhere between horror and enormous anger" as Tory minister Nick Boles set out his plans to build on 2m acres of unspoiled land. In an unusually personal attack on the credibility of a new minister, Motion further castigates Boles for...