Monday, 22 October 2007
Badger Culling - latest breaking news
Strange news to report today as far as I can tell the UK Labour government are in full rebellion against the Brown Machine. Indeed there is now talk of a crisis in finances and tonight it has emerged that there strong discussion of the need for a cull.
First up is Badger. Badger has been in a poor state, marooned in his set and beset by critics, since the Magpie Budget where he was forced to steal others' clothes to cover his own lack of ideas. This has led the Sir David King, the Government's chief scientist to say today that "Together with five well-respected experts, I have assessed the ISG report and other research relating to badgers...It is clear that badgers are a continuing source of infection and could account for 40% of.... breakdowns in some areas. "
However, an alleged friend of David Blunkett, John Bourne added "If you wish to go down the culling route, you have to do what the Irish are doing in large parts of their country and that is eliminate"
In Defence of badger the leader of the Badger Trust, Dr Richard Yarnell, a person apparently close to G. McBroon is leading the campaign for the protection of badgers and has come out with a strong defence and said the latest report amounted to a "shameful political fix" and it "beggared belief" that the government was even thinking about implementing a cull."
The Government has also commissioned some Opinion Research, perhaps by Debroah Mattinson which says a that out of a survey of 47,000 people 95% were against a cull; however it seems that this research was done before the latest outbreaks in the last month.
However given this Government's record on culls since the Foot in Mouth incident on June this year I do indeed fear for the not-so-humble Badger.
Do you think this is right? Should Badger be culled and if so by a knife in the back or s sniper shot to the head?
We live in confusing times....