OPINION: This old mutt almost choked while chewing his bone when he happened upon the latest politically-correct advice that’s been given to public servants about the way that they must communicate with people to be more ‘inclusive’.
Blame for this disaster can be fairly and squarely sheeted home to the current Government.
It has allowed an anomaly in law that bans overseas owners from buying land in this country for farming purposes, but at the same time allows foreignt investors to buy swathes of farmland to be planted in pine forests that will never be harvested and be used to offset their carbon emissions.
You can't blame farmers for selling their farms and taking the highest price, which inevitably is coming from carbon forest investors.
However, this is not just limited to Joe-average farmers.
The Hound understands a high profile farmer - with a number of directorships in farming companies recently sold out to carbon interests.
If industry leaders are are doing this, what chance for the rest of us?