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.
May’s view had no impact on the polls. It was only later after the Conservative manifesto was published that our poll numbers begun to deteriorate.
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.
I truly believe that this election will finally banish the tribal, class-driven polarisation of workers versus bosses. That rhetoric will be firmly placed in the dustbin of history.
It turns out that the arbiter for all but a relatively narrow range of complaints will be the BBC’s own Unitary Board.
Greater understanding, and better co-operation, would aid the nation.
Do we want a New Zealand model of little or no support, or a Norwegian model of high levels of support designed to keep farmers on the land?
We must preserve our beautiful countryside – but we must also continue to find places to build homes where people can live. There has to be a balance.
It may not have closed hunts down, but a law rooted in prejudice and class warfare is a stain on the statute book.
Better to engage instead with the huge opportunities that post-Brexit rural policy presents.
We think of our countryside as permanent but, in truth, it is a whirl of commotion.
Splitting hairs over whether or not someone is a ‘recurring’ or ‘regular’ TV presenter shouldn’t allow someone to abuse a neutral platform.
Our country, families, the environment, home – we love them all. The object of life is love and we ought to aspire toward the triumph of love.
And, more to the point, how will he do so? Finesse should deployed instead of force.
Brian May says opponents of the proposed amendment are “so grateful to the SNP”.