Rod Liddle, Sun columnist, goes off on one.
TALLY Ho! No sooner are the Conservatives back in office than they’ve decided to have a go at the poor foxes once again.
Actually I am of the opinion that they are trying to fix a half-arsed law that does little for either camp. Trying to turn it into a Toffs or Us campaign because it suits your townie tunnel vision is unworthy of decent journalism. But then, this is the Sun we are talking about.
Probably because there’s not much important going on in the world, is there?
When trying to repeal bad laws you have to begin somewhere. The fox hunting travesty is as good a place to start as any.
Just the EU falling to bits and jihadi maniacs chopping heads off all over the place and Britain swamped by more and more immigration.
More bad laws to repeal, yes?
The Prime Minister wanted to waste some parliamentary time loosening the laws on fox hunting.
I assume this was David Cameron’s gift to his local pals — the Cotswold Posse.
All those rich monkeys in his constituency who enjoy nothing more than ripping a defenceless animal to bits.
But wait! Riding to the rescue are the Scottish nationalists!
Because Toffs on horseback are far more dangerous than the SNP interfering in English matters that should not concern them? Your priorities are as skewed as the perceived ones you are whinging about, Ron.
They’ve said they will vote against any Tory proposals to relax the hunting ban. Despite the fact that they shouldn’t have anything to do with the matter because the rules don’t apply to Scotland.
But Ron agrees with them so it’s okay for the SNP to gang up in the House of Commons in precisely the way they promised not to. The English faction of Parliament should interfere right back and give the SNP a bloody nose. Oh, wait. We don’t get to practice that privilege. But that’s okay because foxes are cute and cuddly and never kill livestock. Evah!
Opportunistic hypocrites, says Mr Cameron. But the foxes don’t care where salvation comes from — any port in a storm.
I despise Cameron but he has a point. As for any port in a storm, it depends what is waiting for you on the dock. In the foxes case it’s poison, lethal gas or a spade over the head. At least they have a chance to escape horse and hounds.
My own guess is that the SNP are furiously against fox hunting because most members of the party have the same coloured fur as a fox.
Waaaaaycist! That’s waaaaycist against gingers that is. To presume they have fur and not hair. Tut tut.
They’re worried the hunters might get confused. The toffs out on horseback spending the entire day pursuing what they think is a fox — and then they find the hounds have just eaten Nicola Sturgeon.
Ron thinks Nicola is a fox. Does he kiss her picture every night before he goes to bed?
Still, at least the Nats are on the right side for once.
No, they’re not. This is political interference on steroids. Will you still feel the same way if they join the Guardianista inspired witch hunt against Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid journalists? Only stupid turkeys vote for Christmas.
The British public is hugely opposed to fox hunting, according to every opinion poll carried out on the matter.
According the opinion polls we were going to have another hung Parliament. How is Coalition 2.0 going for you Ron?
Rightly, they consider it a horrible and barbaric business.
So was the invasion of Iraq but that didn’t stop New Labour did it? They believed that foxes were more deserving of protection than the civilians who died during the ousting of Saddam. They are still dying because IS filled the void. Save your indignation for them, Ron. Let’s have some honest perspective here.
Every bit as barbaric as all those other sports we’ve banned over the years — bear baiting, for example. Or cock fights, or dog fights.
Which take place in pits with no chance of escape.
Just because fox hunting is undertaken, in the main, by posh people, it doesn’t make it any less barbaric. A psychopath wearing a pink jacket is still a psychopath.
Where to begin? Foxes are an apex predator and are culled because they kill livestock. You know, all those cute and fluffy lambs, chickens and ducklings. Dressing up in costume and riding to hounds, in Ron’s world, is psychotic because it is mostly done by toffs even though, in reality, it isn’t. Bashing an animal’s brains out with the back of a shovel gets no mention, presumably because the deed is done by salt of the earth common man and is therefore not psychotic at all. This is pure hypocrisy. It is bare-faced, townie lefty, no nowt bollocks.
But there’s something about the Conservatives that revels in ripping an animal to bits.
I seem to recall a few Conservatives voting for the ban. Must have slipped Ron’s mind.
If they’re not trying to bring back fox hunting they’re gassing badgers — for no sane reason whatsoever.
Because TB infected badgers don’t exist and neither does Bovine TB.
Mr Cameron and his well-bred cronies have no time for our wildlife, as they show time and time again.
There’s an awful lot of Labour voting farmers and country folk in my part of the world who regularly shoot rabbits and crows. Aren’t they wildlife too?
If it’s furry and it’s got a pulse, kill it. If it’s a bird of prey, let the gamekeepers shoot it or poison it.
Your PETA-coat is showing, Ron.
And yet I thought the Conservatives were sick of being portrayed as the “nasty party”?
It’s all Fatcha’s fault.
Here’s the deal, Dave. Sort out the economy. Try to raise the wages of our poorest people a little bit, huh?
Nine quid an hour isn’t enough then? What do you suppose this piece of
Tory socialist insanity is going to do for the economy?
Decide what we’re going to do about IS and all those refugees trying to get into the country.
With all those bleeding hearts and EUphiles voting against him? Not a chance.
And leave the foxes alone.
If you saw what a fox does to livestock it would make you puke, Ron. But since you are a townie you keep yourself insulated against red blooded reality and arrogantly insist that you know what the scamelling hell you are talking about.