I do not deny that Blair and Brown carried on selling off
playing fields in the later 1990s.
As we reveal today, the city council is currently considering selling off
up to pounds 9m of property in a bid to ease its financial crisis.
But Ms Spelman has now told the Commons Environment Select Committee that the sale of 15 per cent of public forests will go forward, selling off
more than 35,000 hectares between now and 2015.
But the force would only consider selling off
old police houses when and if they became available, she added.
The Royal Bank of Scotland (LSE: RBS) is close to selling off
its Asian assets.
Fellow Labour councillor Fred Johnson said: "They will be selling off
the patches of green on the roundabouts next."
Indeed, the process of selling off
public assets to foreign interests is already underway.
"It's not like the state is selling off
its own assets; it's setting off someone else's," he says.
They are selling off
`ecological subdivisions' -- mostly on land that should be protected for the use of the community--and reducing existing parks and nature reserves on the grounds that they are `an obstacle to development'.
This scenario may sound lunatic, but in 1994, Mike Dombeck, then-director of the BLM, proposed that the federal government could raise billions of dollars by selling off
millions of acres of public land in Alaska.
* Selling off
the freight division of ONR, but ensuring the Little Bear and Polar Bear Express service from Cochrane to Moosonee are maintained;
Ironically, at the same time that the Pearson subsidiary was selling off
Cap Pubs properties it was purchasing Tod Sedwick's company, Pasha Publications, and its energy-related newsletters and conferences for a reported $17.8 million to beef up FTE.