‘Privatising Land in England’

“While land law often hits the front pages of the Daily Mail (‘Homeowners back from vacation encounter a motormouth squatter’), two recent books have taken the UK broadsheets by storm. The first is Brett Christophers’s The New Enclosures: The Appropriation of Public Land in Neoliberal Britain, the second is Guy Shrubsole’s Who Owns England: How We Lost Our Green and Pleasant Land. Both books are concerned with transparency (and the niceties of land registration) as well as why ownership matters …” (more)

[Antonia Layard, University of Bristol Law School Blog, 30 April]

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