Tory MPs thinking of bid to repeal Hunting Act are fools - people don’t want ‘sports’ re-legalised
The Conservative rural affairs minister (a former UKIP candidate) has said that winning a Commons vote to repeal the Hunting Act 2004 is unlikely to be a “realistic prospect” in this Parliament.
A senior political correspondent on a Conservative-slanted newspaper has also stated that “The hunting ban is likely to become an electoral issue”.
I believe that both are right.
I also believe that any Conservative MP contemplating an attempt to repeal that Act, which was passed with all-party support, is a fool and a danger to his or her fellow Conservatives.
People in general and rural people in particular do not want the Act repealed or to see the re-legalising of the so-called ‘sports’ of fox hunting, hare coursing, etc.
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Moreover, I will oppose the soon-to-be-selected Conservative candidate for SE Cambsif he or she should support repeal.
As an independent and free from party politics, I opposed the now-knighted Jim Paice in 2010 and, though I lost big-time, I made a point.
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- 2 Biggest village in Cambridgeshire to get even bigger
- 3 New youth centre could be built in Littleport
- 4 Burglar who was spared by judge stole from woman three days later
- 5 Pedestrian dies crossing busy Cambridgeshire road
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- 7 East Cambridgeshire is ‘home to the noisiest neighbours in the country’
- 8 Three hare coursers - with three children and three dogs in car - fined for damaging crops
- 9 Care home still 'requires improvement'
- 10 Bronze pig found at bottom of garden could be worth £10,000
I am willing to make the same point again.
People say that there is little to choose between the major parties: on this issue, there is.
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