The ban is underpinned by a failure to understand essential differences between two distinct types of device. Pets and people suffer as a result.
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At the Kimblewick Hunt in the Chilterns, they can see that now is not the time to try to reverse it.
I finish by imploring you to consider the effect on our Brexit negotiations if we change negotiators half way through.
The Government had next to no living standards message at the election. It needs one now – and to explain how it fits in with those three priorities.
At best, people don’t think about the issue. But as soon as they do, they overwhelmingly support the ban. A vote would have been hugely damaging.
Whatever you believe, there is force in the claim that truth sets you free. But this Christmas, as at other times, it comes with a cost.
I like to think she’d vote Tory, and maybe one day technology or our understanding will grow enough to enable votes for cats.
With a woof-woof here and a moo-moo there, there is a new Tory focus on our feathered, scaled, winged and four-legged friends.
We can’t rely on our opponents to become more truthful. Tories must push back against such smears – and seek to prevent them finding currency in the first place.
This is not a ban on halal meat. It is an animal welfare issue – to end pain and suffering that we would not tolerate under any other circumstances.
The Government has rightly become more ambitious – but there is still further to go.
Brexit brings unique challenges and opportunities. And my background in campaigning on environmental issues equips me for the job.
“We can ensure after we leave the European Union that standards of animal welfare in Britain are higher than ever before.”
A free vote on repeal gives legislators the opportunity to review the impact of the fox hunting ban. No wonder the law’s supporters are nervous.