He does have a chip on his shoulder, and I know that he is not the only one concerned about the trees, but he is the only one I know who is at least trying to do something.
I didn't know Veolia were taking over from VNF.
Do you have any further information on this, please?
I suppose this will mean a near doubling of prices, as happened when Lyonnaise des Eaux, a similar conglomerate, took over our water supply. If so, maybe there will be some commensurate improvement in maintenance of the canal itself, like a bit of dredging and repair of banks.
Enforcement of speed limits would be major improvement, too. A friend in one of the hire companies tells me they charge a higher price for time run at over a certain rpm, but that the difference has no effect at all on most customers. My theory is they are the same slobs who hog the roads in their "prestige" cars.
On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
H. L. Mencken 1880 - 1956
Some may not like his views, but what a prediction!