Originally Posted by markjay
If you think that the Crown Estate is in fact public property, then surely the same goes for any land received by privilege i.e. not bought by money for market value price by the Landlord or it's ancestors? That would be an interesting reform... we could bring over Mugabe to run it for us.
Yes, we do need land reform as much of our country is still held by hereditary landlords, whose sole claim is by birthright.
The bulk of our urban population are there because they were thrown off the land by the clearances in Scotland, enclosure in England and by starvation in Ireland.
Its not much of an issue now but if people need to grow their own food in the future because of sky high food prices it will be again.