I love the way the truth is twisted. This little statement looks innocent enough.
A Defra spokeswoman said: “We have already committed nearly half a billion pounds worth of property and £390 million in funding over the next ten years to help the charity get off to the best possible start.
Now correct me if I am wrong but the half billion pounds worth of property is surely part of the system that the government are trying to unload onto the CRT so that HMG can walk away washing their hands of the whole business.
The Canal system we have here in the UK is second to none in the world. It is unique to Britain, an integral part of our history. HMG should not baulk in its duty to ensure the Canals and Rivers of this country are properly preserved for the future. If the government doesn’t want this historical wonder then how about they hand over to the CRT all taxes made by canal related business, then we could have a fantastic system.