Thursday, June 01, 2006

An Act of singular ingenuity

Further to the National Trust piece I posted on 27th May, subsequently reported in most of the National Dailies, Bruce Anderson has a piece on the Hunting Act in the Times today <Here>. Tongue firmly in cheek, he shows that Tiny Blurr and his backbench class-war warriors have demonstrated it is not possible to ban hunting; that the whole 7 year process, involving over 700 hours of parliamentary time, has revived what was otherwise a slowly dying pursuit (pardon the pun); that the public now support hunting; that the measure, allegedly based on principle and evidence was not; and that, far from 'standing the test of time', it is likely to be the first piece of Blair era legislation to be consigned to the scrap heap.

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