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Re: Model TPO: Crown Immunity

Subject: Re: Model TPO: Crown Immunity
From: Steve Chamberlain
Date: Jun 08 2006 22:59:03
Quoting Bill Anderson <>:
> In a message dated 08/06/2006 15:41:29 GMT Standard Time, writes:
>> Two exemptions have been added in article 5.  The first allows
>> tree works which are "urgently necessary for national security purposes".
> The mind boggles; I suppose that means that Plod can come along and cut any old tree down if it gets in the way of his spying camera.... Not that your average terrorist is likely to spot some copper up a tree is he?

This had me wondering for a while too, until I realised that the secret service would require the trees for disguise purposes. To keep things apparently normal, the trees removed are replaced by cardboard cut-outs made by Blue Peter constestants, while the MI5 operatives subtly scuttle off disguised as Sorbus domestica (or is that S.x thuringiaca?)

Hope this helps.

Steve Chamberlain
Bangalay Botanical Surveys

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