Sunday, 27 December 2015

Man of the People. My arse.

Nigel Farage likes to portray himself as a"Man of the People"  and Ukip as speaking up for the silent majority, but he got it badly wrong yesterday.

Greeting huntsmen of the Old Surrey Burstow and West Kent Hunt before a legal Boxing Day chase, Mr Farage’s wearing an array  lapel badges showing  his sympathy for lifting the 2005 ban on hounds tearing foxes  to bits.
UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage shakes hands with huntsman Mark Bycroft of the Old Surrey Burstow and West Kent Hunt before they departed from Chiddingstone Castle for the annual Boxing Day hunt in Chiddingstone, south east England
Either Farage is permanently pissed or the obligatory  pint is just for show.

He favours relaxing controls . But 80% of people in the UK back the law, a recent poll said. 

Downing Street suggested it might introduce a government motion to amend the 2004 ban by relaxing rules that say farmers can only use two dogs to hunt.

But this appears to .be far from the wishes of the general public.

There may be a class divide but its not that larger and  if anyone is trying to  to turn hunting issue into class warfare as Farage claims. It is him and his a minority of "posh pals", claiming to either speak for the people when they clearly do not or posing as victims.

As some one who supports causes in which I am a minority  (probably more than Farage) . I do not believe that  he and is supporters for this despicable activity (you can't call it a sport) should shut up.

But clearly they and the Tory Government are in a minority on this and unless they believe the only minority that should be listened to are the Hunting Fraternity legislation on Fox Hunting should be going in the other way rather than trying to reintroduce it.

The Tories however are not all Pro-hunting But Blue Fox, the increasingly confident lobby group coordinating Tory anti-bloodsports activists, claims that nearly 60 Conservative MPs would vote against proposals to weaken the ban.

So the likelihood is that any attempt to push forward any attempt to to reintroduce Fox hunting would fail.

It is a pity that this may the reason why a change in the Law is unlikely rather than Cameron realising the people he and Farage  claim to speak for will not back the reintroduction of tearing a animal to pieces and calling it Sport.

1 comment:

  1. Completely agree with you but Farage is simply a more extreme Tory so what can you expect.