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Kill the cull – it’s bad for badgers, science and the Government

A new term and the Government looks set to walk straight into a public relations disaster. In a bid to ‘manage’ the spread of bovine TB, Defra will commence a badger cull starting in two areas of the South West – West Somerset/Taunton Deane and in the Forest of Dean/Tewkesbury. It is not just the pictures of indiscriminate shooting and maiming of an icon of the British countryside which will be so damaging for the Government; it is the fact that the cull is based on flawed science.  This is an ill-conceived policy.

The decision by Defra, one of the few …

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  • User AvatarDavid Raw 6th Apr - 11:03am
    Yes, Ruth, remember his bravery, his insights. The Nigel Barton speech (Keith Barron) about his Dad still reverberates. I miss the grand kids but have...
  • User AvatarStephen Howse 6th Apr - 10:59am
    I don't think it's oblivion. We've survived worse. But it is a massive wake-up call. We need to buck our bloody ideas up, right now.
  • User AvatarRossMcl 6th Apr - 10:50am
    Good article Chris. Its a perennial problem with this party I'm afraid. We're just not good with the broad brush! Most of our people would...
  • User AvatarRichard Underhill. 6th Apr - 10:47am
    Simon Pike 6th Apr '20 - 9:25am All parties need a deputy leader with a democratic mandate (except the Greens who have a dual leadership...
  • User AvatarStephen Howse 6th Apr - 10:45am
    "In any event, I would rather be in coalition with a Starmer-led Labour after the next election than have to put up with the Conservatives’...
  • User AvatarHilton Marlton 6th Apr - 10:36am
    Great article Chris. As you point out, not many will read the constitution. We have the best 'product' on the market, but the worst advertising....
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