Hardish in principle, softer in detail, she is crafting a position intended to get those elusive trade talks going as soon as possible.
At the Kimblewick Hunt in the Chilterns, they can see that now is not the time to try to reverse it.
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.
Bit by bit and blunder by blunder, I watched CCHQ pull the rug from under our candidate.
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.
Previous Labour voters wondered whether the party’s pledges were credible or affordable.
The Prime Minister’s manifesto will have its flaws, but she has grasped the implications of Brexit more surely than any other senior politician.
There will probably be a majority in the new House of Commons to repeal the ban – despite the SNP’s mischief.
It may not have closed hunts down, but a law rooted in prejudice and class warfare is a stain on the statute book.
Splitting hairs over whether or not someone is a ‘recurring’ or ‘regular’ TV presenter shouldn’t allow someone to abuse a neutral platform.
Could it be that she has done Cameron a favour by helping to avert a relaxation of the hunting ban?
Brian May says opponents of the proposed amendment are “so grateful to the SNP”.
The SNP are trying to provoke noisy confrontations to deepen divisions they can exploit. Patience and politeness should be our weapons.
The ban is an ineffective fudge, and the proposed changes small. The stakes in the coming Parliamentary vote are probably much lower than either side likes to let on.
Plus: Greenhalgh impresses as only three candidates show at a hustings. Osborne’s minimum wage. And: Hunting – I don’t like posh people on horses killing foxes.