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Forestry Commission scraps Magna Carta right to collect woods from forests - Telegraph
The Forestry Commission has scrapped the right, enshrined in the “Great Charter” at Runneymede in 1215, in order to stop people picking firewood from woodland due to health and safety fears.

“The Magna Carta states that a common man is allowed to enter forests and take deadwood for firewood, repairing homesteads, fixing tools and equipment and making charcoal.”

Boo hiss, freedom under the greensward, Robin Hood riding through the glen, dispatching HiViz killjoys to the left and to the right. We are all for that here, so what I can't find the right enshrined in the Magna Carta, but then those that are enshrined have nearly all been repealed anyway.

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That is why you English came over here. The king was hogging the Royal Forests and you had no firewood. Then, you immediately started depleting the Indian (American) stockpile. You should read a book called, Changes in the Land. It explains the destructive cycle of destruction brought to this country, U.S.A. Now, you come over here, yes, to Georgia, to explain what Georgian is. I know what it is. I am a Georgian, not a Georgian, Edwaaaaaaardian, Elizabethian or Neanderthal. let us all say tall not thal.
What is it with you Brits and wood and cotton? I just don't understand. I am beginning to since the discourse, from my British friend, on what ring around the posy actually means. I thought it was a sweet little diddy until I learned the morbid truth.

That is why you English came over here. The king was hogging the Royal Forests and you had no firewood. Then, you immediately started depleting the Indian (American) stockpile. You should read a book called, Changes in the Land. It explains the destructive cycle of destruction brought to this country, U.S.A. Now, you come over here, yes, to Georgia, to explain what Georgian is. I know what it is. I am a Georgian, not a Georgian, Edwaaaaaaardian, Elizabethian or Neanderthal. let us all say tall not thal.
What is it with you Brits and wood and cotton? I just don't understand. I am beginning to since the discourse, from my British friend, on what ring around the posy actually means. I thought it was a sweet little diddy until I learned the morbid truth.

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