Bit by bit and blunder by blunder, I watched CCHQ pull the rug from under our candidate.
Posts Tagged: Hunting
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.
Lord Ashcroft: “Vote Labour and get a free kitten” – my General Election focus groups, with three weeks to go
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.
90 per cent of the missives that come my way are from the same tiny number of electronic activists who engage with each and every call to action.
They have never understood rural issues, and they still don’t.
Regular ‘Bills of Repeal’ might counter the sad Tory tendency to resign ourselves to poor and illiberal legislation.