47. The Right to Roam: An Interview with Nick Hayes

This week, Grace speaks to Nick Hayes, author of The Book of Trespass, about the relationship between enclosure and capitalism – and how we can protect our right to roam.

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‘The elephant in the room in public health is that people need regular access to nature – which they can only get if the countryside is open.’

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This week, Grace speaks to Nick Hayes, author of The Book of Trespass: Crossing the Lines that Divide Us. They discuss the radical history of English trespassers, how the enclosure of common land formed the foundations of English capitalism, and how we can fight to enforce our rights to the commons and our right to roam against the Conservatives’ assault on our basic freedoms.

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