As is Obama’s, Chagos marine reserve polluted by politics

baby fisherman ADVICE to the UK’s foreign secretary David Miliband was clear. For 48 hours, memos flew from his officials, all advising him to hold back, take his time, consult and consider alternatives. He ignored them. The next day, five weeks before the 2010 election that would remove him from office, Miliband set up a giant marine protected area (MPA) covering 640,000 square kilometres of the British Indian Ocean Territory  (BIOT), an area roughly the size of France. Read the rest here 15:28