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Brian May isn’t rocking the hunting vote

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Yesterday the Conservative manifesto was published and, as Theresa May had promised, it contained a commitment to “a free vote, on a government bill in government time, to give parliament the opportunity to decide the future of the Hunting Act”. Labour and the Liberal Democrats have also published their manifestos this week and you can…

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The Hunting Act must go

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Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Yesterday Theresa May confirmed that a commitment to a vote on repealing the Hunting Act would remain in the Conservative manifesto for the General Election. When asked about the issue she replied: “As it happens, personally, I’ve always been in favour of fox hunting and we maintain our commitment –…

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Prince Philip: the last sportsman-naturalist

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: For those of a certain age and students of sporting literature the term sportsman-naturalist will be very familiar. The great ‘BB’, Denys Watkins-Pitchford, was a perfect example and even wrote a book called ‘Ramblings of a Sportsman-Naturalist’. Sir Peter Scott: artist, wildfowler and founder of the Wildfowl and…

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Animal Rights Entryism

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Earlier this year two organisations, Conservatives Against Fox Hunting and the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation, were ordered by Conservative party Chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin “to withdraw their use of the party logo and limit their operations”. This came as a result of concerns raised about governance, structure and…

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5 rural policies we want to see at the heart of the next government’s agenda

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: When the Prime Minister called a General Election on Tuesday she revealed that she had made the final decision whilst walking with her husband in the glorious countryside of North Wales. Whilst her reasoning was largely related to delivering Brexit negotiations this will be a crucial election for…

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