Michael Morpurgo hits out at city-centric politicians who do not have a feel for the countryside and are not interested in maintaining the quality of rural landscapes…
City-dwelling politicians do not care about the countryside, Michael Morpurgo the former Children’s laureate said.
The War Horse author said politicians had “no connection” to the countryside and put all their energy into tackling urban problems because “that’s where the votes are”.
Even the recent floods only attracted the attention of Ministers when it “came down a river called The Thames”, he told a meeting of the Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England.
Politicians also back “out of proportion” wind farms because they do not understand “the landscape and architecture” of the countryside, he said.